At last, this story is getting some of the attention that it deserves.
The front-page lead of Rapport today highlights the most shocking aspect of the minutes of the ANC's cadre deployment committee -- that it pre-selected some judges for appointment.
Having served myself on the Judicial Service Commission, that nominates judges for appointment, I have known for a long time that it is something of a farce. The ANC nominees (who form a majority on the committee) had clearly pre-caucused the issue, and the interviews were a mere formality.
However, now it has been revealed that the ANC's centralised deployment committee, chaired by Deputy President David Mabuza, actually identified which judges should be appointed, and clearly the instructions went down the line to the ANC deployees in the JSC.
The minutes were released, following a dogged campaign led by the DA's Leon Schreiber, to get to the heart of the cadre deployment system which is the direct cause of "state capture" and the failed state in South Africa.
The minutes were released by the Zondo Commission following an application by Schreiber in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information (PAIA) Act.