“It will have taken time and cost money, but Judge Zondo did it.” the Mail & Guardian is grateful, and he is not alone. On Wednesday June 22, the head of the commission of inquiry into the endemic corruption which marked the mandate of former South African President Jacob Zuma submitted the last parts of his sprawling report to President Cyril Ramaphosa. With these final volumes, Raymond Zondo concludes four years of work which have “exposed the rot and showed the way” towards sounder governance, summarizes the South African site News24 in an editorial.
Established in 2018, the commission of inquiry into what South Africa calls “state capture” was on a mission to shed light on nearly a decade of mess. “She processed hundreds of testimonies and interviews, thousands of documents and pieces of evidence and sat for months and months to unravel state capture,” abstract News24. At the time of the balance sheet, the site deems that the investigation of the commission was “a watershed moment in democratic history” from South Africa.
More than 3.5 billion dollars embezzled
Like others, News24 considers that Judge Zondo’s indictment is “overwhelming” for the ANC, Nelson Mandela’s party in power since the fall of apartheid, and for former President Jacob Zuma, in office from 2009 to 2018. “During this period, the political faction