Realising that Jacob Zuma might finally be called to answer to the allegations of corruption, through Mo Shaik, Zuma supporters have suggested that Zuma be offered amnesty or indemnity from prosecution.
That is why the first meeting of the ANC's national executive committee formed a committee to look into the arms deal.
In essence, the Zuma-controlled NEC wanted anything that might implicate President Thabo Mbeki so that when the NEC suggests amnesty Mbeki would have no choice but to agree to it.
Subsequent to that, before the Concourt pronounced itself on Zuma's appeals, some NEC members deliberately leaked information that Mbeki is implicated in arms deal corruption - but Jessie Duarte swiftly rejected the authenticity of the document.
Then came the Sunday Times with a R30million scandal. Again the allegation did not hold water. Even Zuma supporters rejected the story.
The Mail and Guardian released information that the Sunday Times based its story on information from a friend of Billy Masetlha who died some time ago.
Suggestions from Mo Shaik come at a time when Judge Chris Nicholson is trying to ensure that the NPA and Zuma's legal teams agree on a trial date.
The entire nation must publicly reject Shaik's suggestion.
Thabiso Lupuwana, Kokstad