Trapped in plague of corruption
INDIVIDUAL by individual, an endemic corruption wave is growing. As a result of this contagious disease, we are caught in a situation where many sectors are steeped in it, including those charged with controlling corruption – from politicians to law enforcement.
There is no disputing that it’s the bane of democratic consolidation. While democracy is accepted to control corruption by commonly used yardsticks, democratic South Africa has done no better than other nations in Africa at checking corruption.
It’s tragic how one man unleashed a plague of corruption on our hard-won democracy. It’s so prevalent that it’s practised openly.
It has eaten so deeply into our politics that it’s seen more like a societal norm than an exception. People have imbibed the belief that hard work, honesty and integrity are not worthy principles since one can do little to get or earn so much.
The sad thing is the only roaring business in the country is cancerous corruption.
It pulls down the moral foundation of society. Democracy and its consolidation hinge on the adherence to the law. Political corruption strives in an environment of lawlessness.
The fog of corruption has enveloped South Africa. Benoni