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The commission is unhappy at being regarded as a toothless watchdog following what it considers a snub of its recommendations on the Mancoba Sevens Angels Church in Ngcobo in the Eastern Cape by Parliament. The events of Ngcobo are portrayed as unusual, maybe because few realise that rural former Transkei has a very high murder rate.
At two media briefings this week, it was clear that the emphasis in messaging is being taken off Day Zero as it retreats as a possibility.
He also wants the looted funds to be returned to SA’s Treasury. Appearing before Parliament’s police committee on Wednesday, Hawks boss Yolisa Matakata told MPs that the National Prosecuting Authority was delaying justice being done in the State Capture investigation.
Matakata said that the Hawks completed their work in November 2017 – and the fact that state prosecutors dragged their heels until February 2018 is probably what permitted the Guptas to escape the country without being arrested. It has been a momentous, fast-paced period in South African politics.
But what are the implications beyond our borders, particularly in Africa where South Africa occupies a unique hegemonic status and where such issues are often highly contested? Lynne Brown, the former public enterprises minister, has resigned from Parliament.
She is the first of the ministers shuffled out of Cabinet late on Monday evening to give up her seat on the ANC parliamentary benches.