It is now ominously  clear, how internal but powerful conspiracy has supremely consumed the last vestiges of transparency in corporate and public governance in South Africa.

The long, drawn-out battle between the national treasury under Gordhan and the Gupta/Zuma axis has now exploded into an open war.

It seems likely this morning that Gordhan will be fired from the Cabinet today or soon afterwards – not because he is a bad minister or has ideological differences with the Zuma faction, but because he has boldly stood up to stop or slow down the massive state capture project by the Guptas.

What this portends for the country and indeed the entire population is that financial discipline and transparency may just have dumped in the lagoon.