A former government official who is still to testify at the Zondo commission confided this week that he is questioning whether it was still worth doing so. Considering the avalanche of damning evidence that has been presented at the inquiry over the past seven months of public hearings, he says it is quite ridiculous that there is still scepticism about whether the state was captured.

Even more incredible is how the perpetrators of state capture are able to agitate society and demonise those giving evidence, without consequences.

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