President Cyril Ramaphosa’s recent amendment to the regulations governing the Zondo inquiry’s co-operation with law enforcement institutions is not just a game-changing development in the prosecution of so-called state capture corruption — it’s a life-saving one.

That’s because the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) — hollowed out, demoralised and profoundly lacking in financial forensic skills — will not be able to successfully pursue those accused of country-crippling economic crimes without the resources and skills that the R700m commission has been able to muster. Or without its pivotal acquisition of the "Gupta leaks" e-mails and the evidence verifying their authenticity...

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