In 2015, as I was easing into semi-retirement, I was seized, as many were, by a desire to help stem the rot in our country and oppose Jacob Zuma and his ANC.

I had long ceased to vote for the ANC, but by then I had resolved to take on an active role in opposition to the party that had shamelessly begun to reflect a systemic malaise that began with the arms deal — a graft-ridden military procurement programme involving a $4.8bn purchase of weaponry by the ANC government led by Nelson Mandela in 1999...

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