Analysis: Dizzy days at State Capture central

Developments within our politics are coming so fast that it can be difficult to follow them without getting a little dizzy. Since Tuesday last week we’ve seen the NPA charging Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan with fraud, Gordhan refusing to make submissions to the NPA, Gordhan’s countermove of revealing the R6.8-billion worth of suspicious Gupta transactions, and then the statement by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa that he backs Gordhan. Right. Take a breath. Because dear reader, there is more. Now, on Monday, the NPA has announced it’s received submissions from the other two accused in the Gordhan case, which means the charges could actually be withdrawn. And, right on time, another huge chink in the armour of the Gupta empire has been exposed, as the Oakbay CEO Nazeem Howa has just resigned. By STEPHEN GROOTES.