OPINION | Guptas’s tentacles had ANC in vice-like grip

It is the sort of influence which was impossible without the help of the ANC. The belated – and rather shocking – confession of finance minister Nhlanhla Nene during his testimony at the Zondo commission is testament to the extent of the Guptas’ influence. But this also is not too hard to imagine, given the sheer power which the president of the ruling party carries within our democracy and electoral system.

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