South Africans would applaud a concerted clean-up of all perpetrators accused of corruption in Chief Justice Raymond Zondo's report, but the ANC baulks at antagonising and alienating its own, writes Susan Booysen.
In the wake of several Zondo Commission reports, the ANC finds itself in an unprecedented bind. It literally has nowhere to turn. It is trying to handle the problem of who to punish among the corrupt, tainted, implicated, or indicted incumbent and aspiring leaders in party and government. Simultaneously, it depends on hiding the legions of hitherto unnamed or undisclosed wrongdoers.