Hack it to us, Zondo. Which journos took bribes and which didn’t?

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Hack it to us, Zondo. Which journos took bribes and which didn’t?

The credibility of the media and journalism in this country is in the toilet unless we name and shame the corrupt hacks

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After two and a half years, it’s not surprising the work of the Zondo Commission has transformed for many from a legal blockbuster into a sort of distant weather event, every so often producing a downpour that gets everyone excited for a few minutes before it continues quietly on its complex, apparently eternal way.

Perhaps this transformation is the inevitable result of what happens when the public is presented with an encyclopedia’s worth of names and dates, all involved in a crime whose bigger picture we half understand but whose minutiae are either opaque or, to the untrained eye, tedious.

I suspect there’s also an element of pessimism or even cynicism in our apparent gradual loss of interest in the commission. A year ago, I saw people on social media gloomily wondering what it was all for, since nobody, they suggested, would ever be prosecuted. Now, even those glum voices seem to have gone quiet. ..

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