ANC and the criminal justice system fail to secure full accountability in 24 of 25 mega scandals.
I breathed a sigh of relief when President Cyril Ramaphosa wrote his weekly letter to the nation calling out the hyenas feeding on Covid-19 relief and promising to skin them using a "fusion centre" of nine anti-graft agencies.
'They'd better watch their arses now," I thought in reference to the civil servants, children and other extended families of politicians gorging at the trough of Covid-19 relief funds.
Then, upon reflection and even after I tried to cajole myself out of the instinct to cynicism which so corrodes the heart, I realised that this sense of relief is not justified.
The newsletter was really only words, though, to soothe a public getting increasingly jagged-edged about Ramaphosa's ability to deliver on the reform and era of integrity he has repeatedly promised.
Take a look at the chart of historical ANC scandals which I keep.
Despite Ramaphosa promising an era of clean government and an end to corruption, in fact, three major scandals including the chowing of Covid-19 relief money have emerged under him. And his administration has failed to secure a single act of substantive...