Give credit where credit is due. Mbeki would never have done anything to help these men unless they were black. Amidst the daily fecal matter oozing from South Africa, now and then some good news.
Then again, what the one hand giveth, the other taketh. We almost got rid of the Eskom douchebag CEO but Zuma had to go and pull him back in.
Fin24 - 'Zuma saved Eskom boss'
President Jacob Zuma played a pivotal role in the freeing of convicted South African mercenary Niek du Toit and his four accomplices from a notorious Equatorial Guinea prison.
This was revealed in an exclusive interview with Du Toit hours after he, along with coup plotter Simon Mann, were freed from Black Beach Prison yesterday.
Du Toit last night said that it was by God's grace and the intervention of the South African government, as well as international pressure, that they were going home.
|'We are just glad that we are going home'|
He said that while the group, who now had 24 hours to get out of Equatorial Guinea, knew that Zuma was involved in the negotiations for their presidential pardon, they did not know what the negotiations entailed.
"We are in the dark about that. We do not know what went on behind the closed doors or for how long they have been negotiating.
"We are just glad that we are going home. This has been a dream of mine for years and I cannot wait to hold and see my family again.
"While we have been preparing ourselves for this, it is still hard to believe that we are actually coming home," he said, adding that they were all doing well, were in high spirits and enjoying being free.
|Zuma flew to the oil-rich country|