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Police Minister Fikile Mbalula’s removal of Khomotso Phahlane as acting national police commissioner and Berning Ntlemeza as Hawks head shows his intention to root out the rot from the top. The two are each under a cloud and Mbalula’s decisions mean those in these offices must only be concerned with fighting crime – not clearing their names. The leaked emails from the businesses of the Gupta family prove how President Jacob Zuma created a parallel state, controlled by the Guptas, to run the country. His son Duduzane has emerged as a central figure in the kleptocracy. The damage caused by Zuma will haunt the country long after he has left the Union Buildings.