WE EXPECT there must be a few people hoping that the news that President Jacob Zuma is considering a pardon for former apartheid hit squad commander Eugene de Kock is false.
According to reports De Kock says he will be willing to name names and shed further light on some of the secrets of the past.
We know the lines between who was friend and who was foe are not as easily defined as we might have been led to believe.
So we wait with bated breath to hear De Kock - who has in the past come clean about his role in the murky world of apartheid counter-insurgency - reveal all.
As happened with the initial exposé of the death squads, we know that whatever De Kock says will stir up an hornet's nest and South Africa's political landscape will never be the same again.
We rub our hands in glee.