Now that the Zondo Commission of Inquiry chair Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has handed the final chapter of the report on alleged corruption during the presidency of Jacob Zuma through to President Cyril Ramaphosa, it is time for South Africans to rise and ensure that the recommendations be followed up.
The Zondo Commission has completed its processes — now what?
Remember that the commission cost taxpayers a lot of money but the work done by the commission will be pointless if the authorities do not act upon the recommendations and citizens do not engage with every level of government.
Some believe the commission was a waste of money as the perpetrators will not be prosecuted and the report told us what we already knew.
I believe the fight against corruption and the re-establishment of good corporate governance principles among our public representatives is crucially important, hence this was an important process.
As South Africans, we cannot tolerate unethical and unashamedly criminal activities. Such blatant wrongs by alleged state capturers will definitely affect our hard-earned democracy and economic development.
The support provided by the Zondo Commission should enable the legal teams to prosecute those responsible for the alleged seizing of the state simply known as state capture, and the undermining of South Africa’s fragile and young democracy.
This is what South Africans expect from the legal agencies.