If it was not evident so far, the past few weeks have shown that the ANC works in mysterious ways. During the election period, the ANC was caught in a debate about the degrees of shame and scandal some senior leaders brought to the party. On the campaign trail, the ANC was faced with tough questions about how it was dealing with corruption in its ranks. The truth is that it was not.

Prominent leaders of the party linked to major corruption scandals had made it to the top end of the candidate list for parliament. Former president Jacob Zuma was a guest star on the campaign trail, despite being on trial for corruption and deeply ensnared in state capture at the Zondo commission.

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