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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Arms Deal Amnesty
If you've been following this blog for a while, this would not have taken you by surprise, but there's plenty of behind-the-scenes discussion about the possibility of a blanket amnesty for all of those involved in wrongdoing in the Arms Deal.

Given the pressure on Mbeki and his cabinet over the largely 'Zuma coalition'-led reopening of the Arms Deal reports, this was always to be expected. As a sideline, it conveniently dodges the Zuma graft trial too, but such an amnesty may stipulate that Zuma steps aside for Motlanthe as President elect of the State. Follow this one with interest...