EXCLUSIVE: ANC runs 'kickback' scheme among ambassadors and diplomats, senior officials tell Zondo

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The South African embassy in Berlin, via TheFlyingDutchman
The South African embassy in Berlin, via TheFlyingDutchman

The scoop: The ANC has been rocked by explosive allegations it is soliciting kickbacks from South Africans appointed to diplomatic and ambassadorial positions overseas.

What we know: The allegations are contained in a hard-hitting letter by senior bureaucrats at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation requesting the judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture to probe claims, among others, that the appointment of career diplomats and ambassadors is tainted with corruption and patronage.

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