South Africa: Beneficiaries of State Capture Want to Divert Zondo Commission From Their Sins Against Our Country


What we witnessed this week at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture will harm us into the foreseeable future. The testimony of former president Jacob Zuma is a strong indication that the criminal network wants to collapse the ANC, after failing to collapse the country.

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine from Upington called me to discuss an issue that has stayed on my mind. He usually calls to canvas cute, naughty things, as is the culture between us, but this call was different. On this day, it seemed he had called only to tell me how gullible and soft we Africans have become - by Africans I mean everyone whose heart is buried in this continent, black and white.

He called to discuss the resignation of Theresa May, the UK Prime Minister, and the reasons why she had elected to step down. In truth, I had never taken serious interest in the matter because we have countless problems of our own here at home.

But something was striking about this resignation; it seemed British people take themselves far too seriously than we do ourselves here in Africa. Poor May lost her political grip for merely...

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