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The fight against corruption: after the Zondo commission, what next for Ramaphosa?
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa appears on behalf of the ruling party African National Congress (ANC) at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry in Johannesburg, South Africa, 12 August 2021. © Sumaya Hisham/POOL/EPA/MaxPPP

The fight against corruption: after the Zondo commission, what next for Ramaphosa?

South Africa's commission on "state capture", set up in 2018 and led by judge Raymond Zondo, interrogated around 300 witnesses over the rampant corruption and misuse of public funds that allegedly occurred under Jacob Zuma's reign, from 2009 to 2018. The commission's scathing findings were released throughout 2022, revealing a long list of names of those implicated including ruling ANC party executives, state-owned company CEOs and business leaders. Looking ahead, will the Zondo commission, which is the largest investigation on corruption ever carried out in a democratically-led South Africa, actually lead to the prosecution of those involved?

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa appears on behalf of the ruling party African National Congress (ANC) at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry in Johannesburg, South Africa, 12 August 2021. © Sumaya Hisham/POOL/EPA/MaxPPP
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The former South African president Jacob Zuma with the former Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir in February 2015.
The former South African president Jacob Zuma with the former Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir in February 2015. © Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters

Zondo commission reveals Zuma bid to gift Johannesburg-Khartoum flight connection to Bashir 

The fourth instalment of the explosive Zondo report is critical of attempts by Jacob Zuma and his allies to impose their will on the South African treasury. In 2015, his finance minister resisted the former president's bid to create a flight connection between Johannesburg and Khartoum. [...]

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The chairman of South Africa's ruling African National Congress Gwede Mantashe representing the ANC at the commission of inquiry probing state capture in Johannesburg, South Africa, November 27, 2018.
The chairman of South Africa's ruling African National Congress Gwede Mantashe representing the ANC at the commission of inquiry probing state capture in Johannesburg, South Africa, November 27, 2018. © Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Zondo report reveals how ANC boss Mantashe quietly helped rise of the Guptas 

The explosive "Zondo report" reveals that ex-president Zuma informed Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe that the Gupta family were launching a pro-Zuma newspaper at his instigation. The Gupta siblings are being sought by South African authorities on corruption charges. [...]

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