Mondli Makhanya | Why ANC can’t fight corruption

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ANC chairman Gwede Mantashe testifying at the Zondo Commission. Picture: Gallo Images/Luba Lesolle
ANC chairman Gwede Mantashe testifying at the Zondo Commission. Picture: Gallo Images/Luba Lesolle

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If you harboured the remotest hope that South Africa would make strides in curbing the culture of corruption while the current iteration of the ANC is in power, then the governing party’s chairperson, Gwede Mantashe, would have surely put paid to that this week.

When the gruff and grizzly one appeared before the Zondo commission this week, he revealed exactly why, for almost a decade, the ANC had allowed a family of dyed-in-the wool crooks to take over the country and defecate on our national dignity.

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