We’re too tol­er­ant of cor­rupt of­fi­cials

The Star Early Edition - - LETTERS - WW Bragge Joburg

IT IS time for all ra­tio­nal South Africans to take back this coun­try by ev­ery le­git­i­mate demo­cratic means avail­able.

There are enough good hon­est South Africans who must be sick to the core at what we are wit­ness­ing.

It is time to use ev­ery le­gal av­enue avail­able to us to bring about gov­ern­ment ac­count­abil­ity.

Ev­ery in­ci­dent of mis­ap­pro­pri­a­tion of pub­lic funds by a gov­ern­ment of­fi­cial must be chal­lenged in court. No sus­pen­sions on full pay; ir­re­spon­si­ble civil ser­vants must be banned from stand­ing for of­fice again.

We have le­gal boffins who could do­nate their time and ex­per­tise to see each case through. Ex­penses from the courts can be met by do­na­tions from hon­est South Africans who have had enough.

This coun­try is im­plod­ing at such a rate that if we do not in­sti­tute steps now to bring th­ese cor­rupt gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials to book, we will not need to wait for the next gen­eral elec­tion be­cause there will be noth­ing left to gov­ern.

We are wit­ness­ing a Par­lia­ment that is com­pletely dys­func­tional.

We read in our news­pa­pers of one gov­ern­ment scam after another and then watch Carte Blanche ex­pose one scam after another at all lev­els of gov­ern­ment and noth­ing is ever done to bring th­ese thieves to book.

Do we ever see a de­nial from the ac­cused or a counter sue maybe for defama­tion? No chance.

If the US can im­peach their pres­i­dent for im­pro­pri­eties, surely we can start bring­ing our cor­rupt gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials to book.

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