Dead Matter (Part Two): The lion, the conservationist and South Africa’s future deputy president

In the second of this three-part series, Daily Maverick drills deeper into the evidence that links the history of fraud and corruption in the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency to the land claims scam orchestrated and run by senior members of the provincial government. Although the North Gauteng High Court will begin to consider the evidence in July 2021, with Deputy President DD Mabuza watching closely for mention of his name, it’s clear from the facts that precious time has been lost — if South Africa’s biodiversity is to be saved for future generations, the case will need to draw a line in the sand.