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While Bell Pottinger’s expulsion from the United Kingdom’s public relations regulatory body is music to the ears of most South Africans, if one inverts the result, it raises huge alarms bells.
As someone asked on Twitter, “Why has the only meaningful consequence of State Capture taken place in the UK”?
And while fingers are pointed at the National Prosecuting Authority and its lack of movement, one only has to look at the 783 charges hanging over the head of the country’s number one to get a clearer picture of why the road to recovery is going to be a long hard slog.
Scenario expert Jakkie Cilliers may be on the money in his book Fate of the Nation where he refers to South Africa as the Republic of No Consequences.
Cyril Ramaphosa: The Audio Biography
Listen to the story of Cyril Ramaphosa's rise to presidential power, narrated by our very own Alec Hogg.