Much to the nation’s relief, Zibuse Comfort Ngidi has withdrawn himself from contention as a senior evidence leader and assessor for the Zondo commission into state capture, now in session. Some people will be disappointed. Jacob Zuma, for one, will be — as will all of the fetchers and carriers who helped make the state capture conspiracy such a wild success for Zuma and the Gupta family. Ngidi, you see, was the lawyer who rallied a group calling itself the Concerned Lawyers and Educationists for Equality before the Law around 2014. Its one and only task was to attack former public protector Thuli Madonsela’s report into the vast illegal spending by Zuma at his private residence at Nkandla. Ngidi argued the Nkandla report was riddled with "glaring flaws, inaccuracies, inconsistencies and contradictions". Fortunately, the Constitutional Court thought otherwise. Yet now, here he was, about to take a leading role in assessing the quality of the evidence given to a commission directly t...

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