Replying to a criticism of having changed his position on monetary policy during the Great Depression, renowned economist John Maynard Keynes is said to have retorted: "When the facts change I change my mind. What do you do, sir?"
It is by that principle that we wish to revisit our own position earlier in the week when we added our voices to the call that Minister of State Security Siyabonga Cwele step down from his position as a result of his wife being arrested on charges of being a drug peddler.
The facts at our disposal have changed. As our lead story reveals, the Cweles have been living apart for the last five years. It is clear that by this account it is unfair to expect the minister to have intimate details of how his estranged wife conducts her life.
The minister deserves plaudits for the manner in which he has handled what must have been an embarrassing situation for him personally and politically.