The past decade of politics in SA shows that very few politicians can be trusted to look after the people’s best interests. This is not unique to SA. Worldwide, politicians, in government or opposition, are in it for themselves. When the ANC resolved in 2007 to disband the Directorate of Special Operations, a crime-fighting outfit known as the Scorpions, the party’s only aim was to protect its leaders who had been stung by the unit because of their corruption. Others knew they had also committed crimes. Among the liberation fighters turned proven criminals were Tony Yengeni and Schabir Shaik. Their greed destroyed them. They were two of the very few criminals hiding behind the party of Oliver Tambo who were jailed for their crimes. Many got away. Many more people who could have been jailed had the Scorpions survived, like Jacob Zuma and Julius Malema, were protecting themselves and their comrades from justice. The only losers were the people. Thus, after only eight years of combatin...

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