From being headhunted as a member of the Chappies Little League to ascending the highest echelons of the SABC without qualifications, Hlaudi Motsoeneng embodies the fuck-you zeitgeist of the Zuma-era of State Capture.
There were many others. Men and women, keen enforcers of orders from above, who were deployed to senior government positions but totally unfit for purpose.
These were the deployees who attempted to white-ant, from the inside, key institutions aimed at protecting and nourishing our constitutional democracy.
Instead, they led us here, to the door of the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture which has been wading, since August 2018, through towering piles of affidavits and other evidence detailing industrial-scale fraud, corruption and the subversion of accountability. Prosecutions will follow, we are assured by the NPA.
Apart from the R1.5-trillion lost to State Capture during only the second term of Jacob Zuma's presidency, we also learned on 10 September that R14.8-million in rental costs have been paid by taxpayers for the auditorium in the Tiso Blackstar building in Parktown where the Zondo Commission is sitting.
The template in the State Capture production line not only produced Hlaudi Motsoeneng but also people like disgraced DPCI head, Berning Ntlemeza,...