The country is in the midst of a judicial reckoning after a decade of corruption so insidious that an entire state was placed at its service.

If the Zondo commission is not mere spectacle, this should mean orange will be the new Armani for many politicians. But the limitation of anticorruption crusades is that, after the beneficiaries go to jail, the infrastructure for a repeat performance remains in place.

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