After Damian Williams, the US attorney for the Southern District of New York, made the shocking announcement that criminal charges had been filed against Glencore, everyone is wondering if the things that Brian Molefe said about the company at the Zondo Commission are true.
In a video that went viral, Williams said that Glencore paid off judges to get out of lawsuits and gave $100 million to governments around the world to avoid audits and get oil contracts.
People have talked about what Brian Molefe said about the company and how it gave shares to President Cyril Ramaphosa in exchange for political help.
It has also been said that Glencore has pleaded guilty to charges of corporate corruption and will pay the R23 billion fine that the US government gave it.
All of this has put one man under the spotlight, as many people want to know why Chief Justice Raymond Zondo didn't look into the R1.4 billion in corruption at Eskom that is linked to President Cyril Ramaphosa and Glencore. Many people remember how Zondo was exposed to Covid-19 in a convenient way after Molefe's claims, and they think that Zondo tried to hide this.
Mzwanele Many, a spokesperson for the Jacob Zuma Foundation, wants Zondo to take a lie detector test instead of submitting an affidavit. This is to force Zondo into a corner and give him a chance to prove his innocence and that he was not bribed. He also says that he has important questions for Zondo that affect the whole country.
Brian Molefe used a new term, "substantive state capture," to describe the relationship between Glencore and Eskom, but most people didn't pay attention to it.
Through cost-plus mining incentives paid for by the public purse, the government has made it possible for many people to become billionaires overnight. Because of this, it is not a surprise that companies like Glencore are doing well today.
One has to wonder if Zondo wasn't one of the judges who was paid to turn a blind eye or hide things. If only he would agree to a lie detector test, which is very unlikely.
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