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A few weeks back, an ANC insider warned not to expect anything from the political party’s highly publicised investigation into allegations of State Capture by the Gupta family. We were discussing some of the obvious individuals who should come forward – including some obvious business executives – me arguing they would use the one-off opportunity. The insider’s rational response was few would be prepared to expose themselves and their families to a flawed internal process which invited retribution. So the grip of the ANC’s Tenderpreneur faction is strong, and they have no intention of surrendering money and power acquired during the Zuma misrule. I incorrectly believed there was more of Mandela left in the party. But all is not lost. The one man prepared to make a written submission, former government spokesman Themba Maseko, has not abandoned the cause. This courageous outlier is gathering together like-minded individuals and encouraging them to make their submissions where they won’t be whitewashed. Hope springs. – Alec Hogg
By Carien du Plessis