NOTES1.       Short torrid history of some of Zuma’s pirate crew: a.       Shaun Abrahams, NPA head When Abrahams was a NPA prosecutor, he was quite prepared to present a case in Court that relied on – to quote a High Court judge - “deceit and trickery” by the police (including the Hawks, in a Vlakplaas-type operation)[429] [430] [431] [432]. The case was against those who had the potential to disrupt Zuma’s R100 billion family oil interests in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)[433] [434] [435] [436]. (For more, read Zuma's secret blueprint for total power[437].) Despite the case being thrown out of Court in February 2015, Zuma rewarded Abrahams four months later for his blind loyalty by appointing him as head of the NPA[438] [439]. b.      Michael Masutha, minister of justice and correctional services As to Masutha, Adriaan Basson of News24 described him as “nondescript” and appeared to be a “useful idiot”[440].  Masutha is not a member of the ANC’s highest decision-making bod...

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