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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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