Most of the articles and public statements about the President’s firing of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and others, is framed as a Gupta-led conspiracy of criminality by a network of extractive crooks.
It’s easy to get caught up in the latest Zupta controversies, but as Ed Herbst outlines below, the looting of the state coffers has taken various forms in recent years and its tentacles reach far and wide.
Anyone who has tackled complex jigsaw puzzles knows how standing back is the best way to see how pieces fit together. Being able to watch South Africa from afar provides similar benefits. Especially last week.