Then there is the ever-increasing list of spillover scandals from the recent past affecting top party names like Fikile Mbalula, Pule Mabe, DD Mabuza and even president Ramaphosa himself thanks to a donation to his party campaign.
The election fever is high and whether Mzansi is ready or not it looks like the convo around politicians and their "opportunistic presence" is already in full swing, with Lerato Kganyago leading the charge.
Former police minister Fikile Mbalula also offered his full co-operation with the commission.
Near the end of last year, ANC head of election Fikile Mbalula said he was prepared to testify in front of the commission.
Former ministers Malusi Gigaba and Fikile Mbalula both threatened legal challenges to the public protector’s damaging findings against them last year - but, at least for now, it appears they have not followed through.
There are comic entertainers galore, and among those with top billing is the man running the ANC’s election machinery, Fikile Mbalula, who mistakenly encouraged voters recently to register for the opposition EFF; ANC military veteran Carl Niehaus who lied about a family death to pay off a personal debt; DA stalwart Helen Zille who rejects apartheid, but is partial to colonialism; and ex-finance minister, Malusi Gigaba who tickles voters’ funny bones with his little pinkie.
Since appointing former police minister Fikile Mbalula as head of elections, the ANC has spent months canvassing the opinions of ordinary South Africans and has used them to sharpen its vision for the country.
Soon after taking up office – replacing Fikile Mbalula – he said he had made solving the murder a priority.
Read – ANC Manifesto Launch: Fikile Mbalula warns ANC against accepting ‘dirty’ funding David Mabuza #ThumaMina campaign lands in Mpophomeni community The mission is clear: remind the marginalised people of South Africa about the horrors of apartheid and ensure that the only thing they remember at the polls is the face of Ramaphosa, the man who has vowed to take the country out of the slump its found itself in for most parts of the last two decades.
The ANC's head of elections Fikile Mbalula says members concerned the party might suffer at the polls due to revelations implicating its leaders at the commission of inquiry into state capture must accept that South Africans want the inquiry.