The ANC was still basking in the afterglow of its 107th anniversary celebrations when Angelo Agrizzi took the witness stand at the Zondo commission to reveal industrial-scale corruption involving senior leaders of the party. The former Bosasa COO has cranked open a closet of skeletons, creating a veritable nightmare for the ANC on the eve of the final voter registration weekend ahead of the 2019 national and provincial elections. The ANC has been energised by polling data showing President Cyril Ramaphosa’s pulling power and potential to win back votes from supporters who became disillusioned during the Zuma years. The new revelations of corruption reveal the level of depravity and entitlement in the ANC leadership, and will cement the despondency that many people are feeling. Corruption and rot will be a major factor in this election with voters having to weigh up whether it is worth investing in the Ramaphosa hoopla when the party he leads is still dominated by people tainted by s...

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