The grandest trick of them all is to follow the money. If you want to know where the mans heart is: find out where he spends it. That is usually the trick to solve everything. With this in mind, the recent revelations and actions of President Cyril Ramaphosa. Shows, that there is a dire rot within the African National Congress (ANC), the state capture didn’t only eat Jacob Zuma, but it has taken other people hostage too.
This time its his former friend and now President Ramaphosa. Who uses his lawyers, his technical team behind, the party organization and everyone involved to hush, to silence and stop a Public Protector Report #CH17 from Adv. Busisiwe Mkhwebane to be released. Since, that will hurt the President and his team. Clearly, there is something there under-seal, that the President want to hide. Just as if other Presidents like Zuma needed to hide certain reports from the public. This is not a new trick, but an old one with new theatrics.
Some people say: If you’re wealthy already and gets into a public office, you got no reason to steal. However, you go figure me out, because, the richest is the greediest and the ones that eat the most. Secondly, they are the ones that will push blood out of a stone for a profit. Therefore, the wealth gained already by the likes of Ramaphose. Doesn’t stop him from finding news ways to pocket funds and ensure his backers get favourable tenders. In addition, this has been state practice under Zuma, so Ramaphosa want to do it on the low-key.
It doesn’t save the case, neither the defence letter of the lawyers, to ask of the released mails on the report confidential, as well as asking for the report to be under-seal. This all means, that the head of state is stopping one of the mechanisms and the state own functions, when it fits him and his cronies. There is no different way to see this, because this is stopping the public, the courts and the justice to be served.
Since, the Head of State is using his fortune and his attorneys to defend the funds he got for his campaign. Whoever paid him and allocated him funds is getting suspicion, even before its unsealed, because the President hide it already. The President could have been transparent and open about this, but surely there are some relics of the state capture. Therefore, he got to make it hush-hush.
Ramaphosa doesn’t look smart, doesn’t look refreshing and if he cannot be transparent about campaign funding, what else will he hide in the future? What else will he mull to silence and stop from being released? What sort of business deals with the State Owned Enterprises have he made and who has he given tenders too?
It is easy to ask and think about, because this is modus operandi. If you scratch my back, I will scratch yours. Especially, when someone donates big-money, they expect big-returns. Unless, there is as side-dish and a few bastards kept in the shadows of power. In this regard, it is just mere infuriating facts, that a President want to keep a state report under-seal, which is a about the funds for his campaign.
A Presidnet that is using his power not for the good, but for his own wealth creation. Wants to keep the public in the dark, about the way he spent money in a limited time. Than, the question remains, what about how he spends money, all of the time? If he wants to hide this, what else is he hiding? This cannot only be it!
That is why this shows something about Ramaphosa, that he really doesn’t want to show. He shows that he is compromised and that his wealth isn’t a shield for corruption, graft and possible embezzlement. It is instead it’s a vessel for more of it. Peace.
Well, former President Jacob Zuma has this week been under pressure and answered to the Zondo Commission on the State Capture Case, which has been such a slow glacier going. The African National Congress, the allies of Zuma and the Gupta’s surely doesn’t like these days. But its needed to get the dirty laundry out and about.
All the running scandals has been steady piling up, onto a level of 783 counts of Corruption, together with the ones piled together for the State Capture Commission, where the former President is residing and has to answer for acts in office and before. Surely, this will implicate more of his allies, his friends, former ministers and so-on.
Zuma didn’t buy his fire-pool alone in Nkandla, neither did he buy a house, all on his own in the Middle-East, but surely he got help to siphon, embezzle and find ways to misuse the State Owned Enterprises like Eskom in his favour. We all know that by now.
President Zuma knows what he did with the Gupta’s and others, he can use the spy-games, the implications of troubled waters and whatnot. He can play like he doesn’t remember anything happening from the millennium to the present day, but he can remember what happen in 1990?
How stupid does he thinks the public, the Commission and the ANC is at this present stage?
We know there are smoke, there are most likely fire. There are enough questionable behaviour to pile up 783 count of corruption on the man. You don’t get that without amassing and misusing power to an extent that your recklessly spending and tendering public funds to implicated associates on a daily basis. The Zondo Commission, the race for intelligence and the affidavit of the accused will come. Whether, Zuma likes it or not. His time with the reign is gone.
Zuma could try to save face, but instead trying to everyone for fools. It is not a good look. It makes a mockery of the Republic, a Republic he used to run. That should be warning to what to come, as he will play more jokes and spins. Trying to make the whole thing seem pointless. Alas, that is not the case. This is to return and to get the truth. Get the real deal behind the corruption counts and get the possible securities, that the players who played with him also get to pay. Because, there was plenty of scandals, plenty of bad deals around given to friendly Gupta’s or others.
However, the man will act like it didn’t happen or he doesn’t remember. But he will remember when Mbeki kissed the wrong girl or someone else did a boo-boo. Nevertheless, his sins is forgotten in his mind. His retired and he shouldn’t have to pay, because it was his time eat. That is how it seems. Which is not fair for the Republic and neither for the rule of law. Peace.