Editorials
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10 Dec 2021
7:40 am

Will justice be done with state capture report?

Editorials

Cyril Ramaphosa took over with his sole commitment being to reverse the depredations of the state capture years and to root out corruption.

President Cyril Ramaphosa appears on behalf of the ruling party African National Congress (ANC) at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry in Johannesburg, South Africa, 11 August 2021. The Zondo Commission was set up by former President Jacob Zuma to investigate state capture and corruption in the country. Picture: EPA-EFE/SUMAYZ HISHAM

It is now four years since the ANC Nasrec elective conference – what many considered a watershed moment in the history of the party and of the country, because Jacob Zuma got his marching orders. Cyril Ramaphosa took over as president of the ANC and of the country, with his sole commitment being toreverse the depredations of the state capture years and to root out corruption. It was an enticing dream he served up to us – a South Africa which could get back to the promise of the Madiba years, before the looters and Bell Pottinger poisoned the well...