The new dawn is quickly becoming a delayed dawn as those implicated in state capture and corruption, from inside and outside the state and the ANC, push back. They are determinedly casting about for an escape route from the reckoning that is surely on the way as the chess pieces on the political board shift. So far, not a single individual has been truly held accountable for their actions, apart from relinquishing posts that enabled the malfeasance that ran rampant across the government and state-owned entities for the past near-decade. There has not been a single conviction. This has emboldened the implicated and their response has been twofold — fight or flight, in the arrogance of knowing that a true reckoning remains a distant, or potentially nonexistent, reality. Eskom’s embattled chief financial officer, Anoj Singh, resigned in January, a day before he was due to appear before the parliamentary inquiry into state capture, and has yet to adequately answer to the allegations aga...

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