Per­haps spies must fall

Business Day - - OPINION -

Mukovhe Morris Ma­sutha is the ar­chi­tect of the free higher ed­u­ca­tion plan, which he cre­ated for his fu­ture fa­ther-in-law, Ja­cob Zuma.

Ma­sutha was also one of the lead­ers of the Fees Must Fall move­ment, which led to the de­struc­tion of prop­erty and dis­rup­tion of the op­er­a­tion of en­tire uni­ver­si­ties in 2016. Now he has been re­vealed as an em­ployee of the State Se­cu­rity Agency (SSA) dur­ing this pe­riod.

An­other unashamedly vi­o­lent stu­dent leader was one Mcebo Dlamini, who was ar­rested and de­tained as a re­sult of his protest-re­lated be­hav­iour. Peo­ple may re­mem­ber that at the end of 2016, then state se­cu­rity min­is­ter David Mahlobo ad­mit­ted to know­ing Dlamini and hav­ing in­vited him to his house. Was Dlamini also a spy for the SSA? Three charges of trea­son, any­one?

SC Weiss

Park­town North

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