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The seven-year itch

Mark Ashurst

With impeccable timing, Jacob Zuma arrived in London exactly seven years after the charges of a "conspiracy to harm the president" laid against three of Thabo Mbeki's putative rivals in April 2001. Seven years on, the new ANC leadership -- including one of the alleged conspirator Mathews Phosa, as party treasurer -- was welcomed warmly in London.

Inquiry turns down request for information on Pikoli

Staff Reporter

The Ginwala inquiry has turned down a request for access to submissions on suspended National Director of Public Prosecutions Vusi Pikoli, the inquiry said on Wednesday. "I have declined a request from Independent Newspapers that I make all submissions made to the inquiry available to them," said a statement issued on behalf of inquiry leader Frene Ginwala.