Why Cyril’s state capture squad will almost certainly fail

15 February 2019 - 08:00 By Jeff Wicks
President Cyril Ramaphosa at the State of the Nation Address debate in Parliament on February 12 2019.
President Cyril Ramaphosa at the State of the Nation Address debate in Parliament on February 12 2019.
Image: Esa Alexander

In a country that has been ravaged by corruption and profligate looting, the announcement of a crack squad within the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to bring state capturers to heel will come as cold comfort to many affected South Africans.

Among them is tough-talking businessman Hugh Glenister, the man behind a protracted court bid to halt the disbanding of the Scorpions and then to cement the independence of the Hawks.

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