There’s an extensive perception that very little is being done to hold graft-tainted politicians to account. There have actually been developments that, saw jointly, can give us hope that South Africa can turn the tide on corruption, one case at a time.
This week, a small fish was twitching on the hook in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s workplace. His spokesperson Khusela Diko stepped aside on news her husband has his snout in the Covid-19 trough.
Among those leading the charge against previous president Jacob Zuma and his cronies have actually been civil society activists like Wayne Duvenage of OUTA( Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse). OUTA has actually notched up successes for the good guys, like getting inept, greedy previous SAA manager Dudu Myeni prohibited from ever functioning as a business director.
People truly wish to see Jacob Zuma and good friends put behind bars for corruption that has actually nibbled away at structures holding up our vulnerable economy. Rather, the previous president’s attorneys have actually controlled legal processes to Zuma’s benefit, leaving him to flaunt his freedom on YouTube-hosted Zoom hangouts with smug boy Duduzane, a Gupta household partner. And the Zondo Commission into State Capture has been expensive, with a price of R700 m and counting, and slow.
Sign up with the BizNews conversation on corruption and Covid-19 Broadcaster Tim Modise hosts Mike Marchant of Open Tricks, Wayne Duvenage of OUTA and Tebogo Khaas of the SMME Forum at the BizNews Thursday Twelve noon Webinar today. ‘The Plundemic during the Pandemic’, as Khaas calls it, has actually angered a lot of South Africans who are calling for drastic action to be taken. Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8398038334086112016
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Cyril Ramaphosa: The Audio Bio
Listen to the story of Cyril Ramaphosa’s increase to governmental power, told by our really own Alec Hogg.
Narrative by Alec Hogg