Those re­spon­si­ble for VBS Bank mess must go rot in jail

Sunday World - - Viewpoint - Tom Mh­langa Braam­fontein

The re­cent rev­e­la­tion of the re­port re­gard­ing the money stolen at the VBS Mu­tual Bank is a clear in­di­ca­tion that our coun­try is rot­ten be­yond con­trol.

How can one ex­plain how peo­ple, some of whom claim to be lead­ers, can steal such an amount of money – to the tune of close to R2bn.

We must bear in mind that that money could have been used to im­prove the qual­ity of life of the poor peo­ple who in­vested in that bank.

These peo­ple have no shame and are tak­ing the lives of these peo­ple lightly.

It is also dis­ap­point­ing that a large part of it can­not be re­cov­ered.

The rel­e­vant au­thor­i­ties must en­sure that they pun­ish those re­spon­si­ble harshly so that a les­son will be taught to oth­ers.

We can’t be singing ‘down with cor­rup­tion’ ev­ery day when noth­ing is done to the cul­prits.

Those who are iden­ti­fied here de­serve to rot in jail, in­clud­ing those who ben­e­fited from this loot­ing in­di­rectly.

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