It is tempting to get excited, all of a sudden, that the deluge of damning disclosures about the Guptas and state capture is about to prompt some action. Eskom has finally succumbed to pressure from its funders, led by the Development Bank of SA, and has put its chief financial officer, Anoj Singh, on special leave (whatever that means), pending a promised investigation. The Treasury has completed a damning report on Eskom’s Tegeta-related deals, as well as some questionable Transnet deals that involved Singh. The Treasury appears to be set to bring in a forensic-audit firm to investigate and to report the matters to law enforcement agencies for investigation in terms of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act. The report has already been sent to Parliament’s committee on public accounts, as well as to the Hawks. Even the National Prosecuting Authority appears to have put its head above the parapet at last, with the Sunday Times reporting that director Shaun Abrahams ...

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