Many of those involved in Cell C’s bid for the third cellular operator licence have also featured in noseweek’s coverage of the arms deal, the Shaik brothers, Yusuf Surtee, and Lambert Moloi among them. And some in the government seem prepared to go to great lengths to make sure that Cell C wins the bid regardless of the merits. The judge in charge of the judicial review of the licence award was even heard to call Minister of Communications, Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri, a liar. He later withdrew the unguarded comment. But what’s going on?

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