Natasha Marrian Deputy editor: Financial Mail

The ANC’s election campaign just took a harrowing turn for the worse. The revelations before the Zondo state capture inquiry this week amount to a belly blow to the party, which is only just beginning to come to terms with the harrowing impact of the capture attempts by the controversial Gupta family. The testimony of former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi, who was also CEO Gavin Watson’s right-hand-man, revealed that the Guptas did not write the state capture playbook. Rather, they added steroids. The Watson family’s capture of the state dates back to former president Thabo Mbeki’s tenure, and Agrizzi’s testimony implicated state officials, the National Prosecuting Authority, state-owned enterprise executives and even unionists. He is also set to dish the dirt on high profile politicians. The Bosasa corruption scandal is by no means new — it has been documented meticulously for more than a decade by News24 editor-in-chief Adriaan Basson. As he began on Wednesday detailing the history of ...

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