Finally, the conspiracy against former NIA director-general Billy Masetlha on concocted fraud charges and intercepting the e-mails of cabinet and senior ANC members plotting to discredit then deputy president Jacob Zuma, has been defeated.
The acquittal by the Pretoria specialised commercial crimes court implies that Inspector-General Zolile Ngcakani's probe into Masetlha abusing his office in allegedly helping to manufacture the hoax e-mail was unfounded and baseless.
It was a wellknown fact that Masetlha's dismissal was part of the succession battle. After Luthuli House was gutted by fire in 2005 and Masetlha was probing, he discovered information implicating certain cabinet and ANC officials in a conspiracy to thwart Zuma's chances of becoming president.
The court confirmed our long-held view of a political motive. It's interesting how this network is being torn apart by lower courts at the frustration of the mastermind behind the clandestine affair.
They hijacked our movement by substituting activism with plotting, using state apparatus to consciously break some laws and selectively obey others in a quest to deal with those perceived to threaten the dubious agenda of the '96 class project.
It's time to rise against the sinister forces in a fight for a permanent change. We can, as we've achieved a lot thus far.
Morgan Phaahla, Ekurhuleni