Zuma’s silence leaves state capture’s truth up to inference

Jacob Zuma’s prison stint for defying the Zondo commission is now in the past, while its report on the state capture era during his presidency is still a work in progress, a draft of history with narrative holes left by the central protagonist.

There was no hope Zuma would return to the witness stand to explain the how and why of the wholesale subversion of the state’s decision-making and the ransacking of its resources to channel R57-billion to the Gupta family. 

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