WHAT HAPPENED FOR THE SECOND TIME in the past few weeks Investec has been high in the popularity – as well as the unpopularity – stakes, but once again emerged honourably. This time it was trade union Solidarity that came second by having to withdraw its charges of insider trading against the bank. That followed SA Reserve Bank Governor Tito Mboweni’s earlier discomfiture over the company’s revelation about South Africa’s inflation figures. THE CITIZEN said Mboweni, who had threatened Investec CEO Steven Koseff with a call from the Registrar of Banks, should calm down and take note of the inflation debate without being hypersensitive. Business Day said Solidarity is a good trade union that usually wages a commendable battle but it clearly made a huge blunder in suggesting insider trading.