Corruption... so what’s new?
WHAT HAPPENED CORRUPTION IS IN the headlines again. Newspapers reacted very sharply to Independent Democrat leader Patricia de Lille’s allegations that not only Tony Yengeni, but 30 other high-ranking officials, received bribes in SA’s armaments scandal. Names are allegedly in the hands of the German prosecution authorities, who say that only national director of Public Prosecution Advocate Vusi Pikoli can request them. BEELD says Pikoli should ask for the names and investigate the allegations. The paper says Yengeni was given a jail sentence, and if the 30 others are guilty, the law must take its course. That’s not only what the Constitution demands, but the only way to show that we will not put up with corruption. The Mail & Guardian says corruption is crippling sustainable development and widening the gap between the rich and poor.
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