The ancient Romans had a saying "Tempus Omnia Relevant", which translates as "Time Reveals All Things".
How appropriate this adage, to this weekend's revelation that FW De Klerk had his filthy traitor snout in the Arms Deal scandal, along with all the other squealing, shoving pigs who designed the Arms Deal as a vehicle in which they could steal, embezzle and defraud the SA taxpayer of billions.
In the book "The Devil in the Detail: How the Arms Deal Changed Everything" a particular incident deals with retired SA Navy admiral Anthony Howell, who along with several other high-ranking Navy officers, put forward the recommendation that the Spanish bid be given preference.
Several European countries were bidding to provide SA with new corvettes, submarines and a pile of other hardware.
During 1995, Howell & Co presented their recommendations to former president Nelson Mandela and FW De Klerk, who was deputy president at the time. During the presentation, De Klerk started asking probing questions which showed a rather uncanny inside knowledge of warship design and building. He demanded to know why the admirals were "happy to accept a ship built with inferior Spanish steel".
For a man whose maritime exploits and naval expertise was limited to secretly porking his billionaire friend Tony Georgiades's wife on a smallish yacht, all while selling out his race and country, this kind of question showed astounding technical insight.
That De Klerk had been well-briefed by one of the other bidders was crystal clear to admiral Howell and everyone present. The Spanish bid predictably failed and the Germans eventually got the deal.
The inference of sleaze and corruption doesn't end there. An investigation into Arms Deal bribery and malfeasance was commissioned by the German government, who discovered that the German consortium had channelled a $22 million bribe to a Libyan front company named Mallar Inc.
The chap who ran Mallar Inc is none other than...Tony Georgiades, FW De Klerk's buddy and former husband of Elita Georgiades!
The book alludes to FW's close ties with Georgiades, who made a fortune assisting the former Nat government in sanctions busting, particularly with oil deals.
Sixteen years on, FW remains married to Elita whilst his former wife Marike was savagely murdered in her secure upmarket Cape Town apartment. At the time of her murder, a chorus of conspiracy whispers went up, alleging that Marike was killed to shut her up.
One can only wonder what dark secrets she would have spoken of, had she still been alive.