In Johannesburg the stage has been set for a dramatic opening to the long-awaited state-capture inquiry that finally started on Monday. Those implicated in the testimony expected in the first round of hearings are lawyered up with senior counsel. Jacob Zuma and one of his Gupta friends, Ajay, are the most prominent of those who have been issued with notices that they have been implicated. The villains and heroes of state capture are finally going to appear before a hearing which, it is hoped, will find an answer to the allegations of how a state came to be sold to a private family. Fire and brimstone testimonies are expected. The commission has, after all, indicated that former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas and former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor are to be among the first witnesses. The drama has so far not developed yet. On Monday deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo solemnly called on South Africans to come forward with information. The amount of submissions of information about sta...

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