With all the damning evidence tumbling out at the Zondo commission thatincriminates senior ANC leaders in corruption and showshow they hawked the state off to their benefactors, opposition parties should be smiling all the way to the polls. Certainly, the main opposition party should be romping to the election with a galvanised support base and hopes of wresting power from the ANC for the first time in the democratic era. Yet, despite bombshells raining down at the inquiry over the past two weeks courtesy of former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi, revealing how a corrupt business empire paid bribe and protection fees to a president, a minister, ANC MPs and government officials, the political impact is minimal. There is no indication of a surge in support for opposition parties as a result of the revelations, definitely not in the case of the DA. If anything, ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa continues to thrive in the popularity stakes as the best bet to purge the state of corrupt networks. T...

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