Total chaos for South Africa: after the dismissal of a South African chairman of the CAF disciplinary committee, the South African Minister of Sports appeared for corruption before a Johannesburg court


Everything is definitely going for the worst to the point of total chaos in South Africa on all levels, both politically and the ruling Party, the ANC, received a blatant setback in the last votes, a South African member and after more than 25 years as president of the Disciplinary Commission within the CAF was placed in quarantine by his fellow citizen the president of the CAF doctor Motsepé and today a Minister of Sports confronted with a very serious corruption case

This is because the South African Minister of Sports appeared yesterday Wednesday on corruption charges before a Johannesburg court as part of a vast investigation into the era of former President Jacob Zuma, at a time when his Party , the ANC, is looking for a coalition after its setback in the legislative elections.

Prominent African National Congress (ANC) member Zizi Kodwa was formally charged in a specialist court in southern Johannesburg alongside a co-accused, a business associate, in a bail hearing broadcast live on the internet.

“We can confirm that two people were arrested following the recommendations of the Zondo commission on ‘state capture’,” Thandi Mbambo, a police spokesperson, told AFP.

The Ministry of Sports, Arts and Culture did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The Zondo commission is a commission of inquiry headed by a judge, Raymond Zondo, into corruption practiced under the presidency of Jacob Zuma (2009-2018). This former pillar of the ANC was pushed before the end of his second term to resign by his own camp in 2018 after a series of scandals.

In 2022, this commission presented President Cyril Ramaphosa with a damning report exposing the central role played by Jacob Zuma in the plundering of state coffers during his nine years in power.

According to the news site News24, Zizi Kodwa is accused of having received 1.6 million rand (around 78,000 euros) in bribes in connection with contracts signed by the city of Johannesburg to improve and maintain the system IT of its metro.

This affair comes at a delicate time for the ANC. The Party in power for thirty years has just suffered a historic setback by losing its absolute majority in the legislative elections for the first time since the advent of democracy in this country in 1994. It is currently holding discussions with other Parties to form a coalition government.

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