There is something about how President Jacob Zuma set up the arms deal commission that has just knocked the wind out of the sails of the arms deal critics. Firstly, Paul Hoffman left the commission weeping after failed attempts to nail Thabo Mbeki for his role in the deal. This week, it was the turn of Terry Crawford-Browne, who, when asked for proof of his claims, resorted to more outlandish ones. By the time Judge Willie Seriti and the many lawyers presented were finished with him, he was pitiable. Gedleyihlekisa!