[Opinion] Turn yourself in to the Zondo commission and come clean, Mr President


Expert Member
Dec 6, 2015
Twenty-one years ago your party announced, without shame, its intention to capture the state by deploying loyal ANC cadres to key non-political positions spanning everything from the military and intelligence to the judiciary and state-owned companies. If we're looking for the genesis of state capture, this is undeniably it – in black and white policy.

Which brings me to your role. From 2012 until the end of last year you were not only the deputy president of the ANC and, two years later, of South Africa, you were also the chair of your party's national deployment committee. You were, quite literally, the man in charge of all cadre deployment for the five years from 2012 to 2017.

Every person posted to every parastatal, every Chapter Nine institution, every intelligence, investigative and prosecution structure during this period was dispatched there, directly or indirectly, by you.