Give the man a Bell’s. Or rather, because he doesn’t touch alcohol, give him his beloved orange juice. Cheers to former president Jacob Zuma. He has won. Zuma and his many supporters in the ANC leadership and elsewhere have won the battle he has waged for more than 15 years to make corruption unpunishable in SA.

In fact, they have won two great victories. The first victory has been to render the institutions that are supposed to bring the corrupt to justice totally useless. On Thursday, prosecutions boss Shamila Batohi admitted, for the second time in a week, that “there’s very few [in the National Prosecuting Authority] that have these skills to investigate very complex corruption matters”...

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