EXTRACT

Corruption seems to tower above all else. I'd therefore argue that corruption has become its abiding culture. It's endemic, it's systemic, it's ingrained. In fact corruption is the glue that holds the ANC together. To the ANC, corruption is like a drink to a drunkard who's at an advanced stage of alcoholism. He has to keep drinking, or he dies.

To expect the ANC to deal effectively with corruption is to invite turkeys to vote for Christmas. It won't happen. It's suicidal. Corruption is its lifeblood.

Why such a bleak assessment? The evidence is there for all to see. It's not only a festering sore; it offends our very humanity. Zuma's Nkandla debauchery and his role in advancing the interests of the Guptas via state capture have been well documented. For Ramaphosa, those are sins of omission rather than commission. He slept at the switch.

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, Morningstar financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Times Select.

**Promotion:  Standard Bank is giving new subscribers three months free* when they take up a BL Premium subscription.
*Read more (Ts & Cs apply) or click “Subscribe” below to continue.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.



Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.