Mondli Makhanya | The erstwhile patriots who sold their country

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Former president Jacob Zuma at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture. Photo: Felix Dlagamandla/Gallo Images
Former president Jacob Zuma at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture. Photo: Felix Dlagamandla/Gallo Images

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At some point in our past, some of South Africa’s smartest minds – some of whom had been involved in the struggle for the liberation of this land – decided that integrity was overrated and cash was king. Cash. Literally.

In exchange for cash in bags, these erstwhile patriots gave their country’s most prized assets to the Gupta family, a motley crew of crooks who came to the country on the eve of democracy with the express intention of exploiting our lack of understanding of the cruelty of the real world.

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