While Cyril keeps cadres in key posts, state capture agents will ...

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While Cyril keeps cadres in key posts, state capture agents will walk free

With a civil service so inefficient and useless, we can’t jail, prosecute or convict these criminals

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I fervently hope I’m wrong, but chances remain high that the perpetrators of state capture will walk. Anoj Singh will not see the inside of a cell despite the incredible true tales of him picking up dirty money and dropping it off at high-security cash vaults around Johannesburg.

Malusi Gigaba will not be a guest of the state despite clear testimony by his wife and others about him receiving orders like a little boy while taking tawdry cash from the Guptas.

They will walk simply because if the ANC’s policy of cadre deployment continues it will ensure our civil service remains as inefficient and useless as it already is. Why is it useless? Professionals have been shunted aside to make way for unskilled, incompetent and political appointees...

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