Cor­rup­tion... so what’s new?

Finweek English Edition - - The main stories this week -

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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