On Sunday, the Sunday Times and City Press newspapers appeared to be competing for the best angle on a story that could suggest, again, that the very foundation of our nation state is about to be rocked. The two stories relate to what looks like a formally loving relationship between the head of enforcement at the SA Revenue Services Johann van Loggenberg, and a lawyer, Belinda Walter. Walter was not only the former head of the Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association, but also, according to the City Press, a member of a “rogue unit within the State Security Agency”. In other words, it appears that a member of SARS was involved with someone who was part of a group of people involved in the Richard Mdluli Affair, and who were trying to discredit SARS as an agency. It really could not be more serious. By STEPHEN GROOTES.