The Zondo Commission of Inquiry was one of the most important political developments in modern South African history. The commission sat for years, hearing the evidence of 300 witnesses and gathering a vast quantity of documents. The
result is a damning and sometimes searing account of the state take over: how the Gupta family found willing acolytes in the state, and set about systematically looting the country and destroying institutions of democracy.
However, the commission’s final findings run to over 5 000 pages and over a petabyte of data collected. Reading all of this material is a daunting and overwhelming task for even the most dedicated citizen. Our next guest has developed a guide that unpacks the Commission’s findings, condensing its narratives and demystifying legal language to make the Commission’s work accessible to all. he also evaluates the commission’s findings, highlighting the good, the bad and the ugly of it’s work. In so doing, he points to stones left unturned, leads that must be followed.
Guest: Paul Holden - Author and Director of Investigations at Shadow World Investigations