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Not sure what is more sickening: The bribe paid by Hitachi or hypocrisy from South Africa’s ruling political party. When the mood took him, then President Thabo Mbeki droned on about how the world’s focus was always on those accepting bribes, rarely on those who paid them. As if that justified anything. Instead of Mbeki’s obfuscation or his contemporary’s outright denial of the obvious, a credible Government would appoint a Commission of Inquiry into the Medupi contracts and, for good measure, the $10m paid to FIFA to win the 2010 World Cup hosting bid. But that’s probably too high minded for them. So at the very least, sensible people within the ANC should point their colleagues to SA’s BRICS ally Brazil, where the nation has become obsessed by a debate on whether or not to impeach President Dilma Rousseff (63% support doing so) for corruption her political party were involved in while she chaired State Oil company Petrobras. In this networked, digital age, truth cannot be hidden for long. As Volkswagen is discovering, it would be far better to come clean than to be found out. As the crooks always are. – Alec Hogg
Cyril Ramaphosa: The Audio Biography
Listen to the story of Cyril Ramaphosa's rise to presidential power, narrated by our very own Alec Hogg.