It’s no won­der Fartes­cue Conco, who was sup­posed to be ex- pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma’s fa­ther-in-law, couldn’t take be­ing forced to lie any­more (“I was told to lie”, 27 July).

Michael Jack­son said: “Lies run sprints, but the truth runs marathons”. No one can lie and not ex­pect to be ex­posed in the end – the truth has a way of wig­gling its way out.

Not only did Fartes­cue ex­on­er­ate him­self by telling the truth, he also saved his fam­ily from shame, as Zuma’s cheer­lead­ers wanted Fartes­cue to praise him and say he did things the right way. This is the same man who got Dr Irvin Khoza’s daugh­ter preg­nant and paid the fam­ily dam­ages, yet be­cause Fartes­cue doesn’t have a high pro­file, he’s be­ing taken for a ride. Khoza didn’t men­tion it even once,

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