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So­cial me­dia users had their say fol­low­ing a sug­ges­tion from for­mer pub­lic pro­tec­tor Thuli Madon­sela that South Africans should con­sider amnesty for those ac­cused of cor­rup­tion

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@ De­wald­der Thuli wants the poor­est of the poor, who wash their clothes in town­ship ponds and eat from garbage bags, to pay for Gucci and R30 000 bot­tles of wine?

@ African­ist14

Just be­cause the rul­ing class can or­gan­ise noisy, stupid and hun­gry crowds to march the streets and in­tim­i­date ju­di­ciary, then they must be given amnesty? These cor­rupt peo­ple looted the tax­pay­ers’ money, and tax­pay­ers must de­cide and not one in­di­vid­ual.

@ Iam0827829­2

This is the big­gest in­sult to the poor who have been most af­fected by the cor­rup­tion I have seen in a long time. Sies man.

@ Not­tabott1

It will save bil­lions in lit­i­ga­tion, and al­low for new of­fi­cials to step in and be­gin build­ing straight away. Amnesty wouldn’t be granted with­out con­di­tions.

@ bil­ly_ rugg

There can be logic in this if done smartly. Amnesty for peo­ple who took less than a cer­tain amount pro­vided they snitch on big­ger fish? Can be a way of get­ting break­throughs needed. Es­sen­tially guilty turn­ing state wit­ness for deal.

@ anorkie95

How are we go­ing to get back the money? How will peo­ple be held ac­count­able for their wrong­do­ing? They should all go to jail and be forced to work the money back.

@ MF_ Hope­less

Why when politi­cians com­mit crim­i­nal of­fences amnesty/ par­don is sug­gested, yet for or­di­nary cit­i­zens who com­mit petty crimes there is no such sug­ges­tion. No, this won’t help us in fight­ing cor­rup­tion.

@ Owenchipen

I find it strange for Thuli Madon­sela to be ad­vo­cat­ing this pledge now of amnesty. The time she was the pub­lic pro­tec­tor her am­bi­tion was to nail ev­ery­one in­volved in cor­rup­tion! Why has that changed now?

@ ranapere­filwe1

This is ab­so­lutely pre­pos­ter­ous! We did the amnesty thing in 1996. Where did it leave us? No amnesty for cor­rup­tion! Clearly Adv Madon­sela is naive to the im­pact cor­rup­tion has on our society, es­pe­cially the poor she sup­pos­edly rep­re­sented as a pub­lic pro­tec­tor. @ Mo­railane1 Ar­rest them first be­fore you talk about amnesty. Only a per­son in the dock can ne­go­ti­ate based on what he is scared of. We need a heavy hand of the state to deal a ma­jor blow on the cor­rupt and on cor­rup­tion it­self. No amnesty. SA Po­lice Ser­vice and NPA should do their work.

@ Daniswa197­7

I dis­agree with her. Many peo­ple have and are still suf­fer­ing be­cause they de­cided to en­rich them­selves while most of us suf­fer. Take their as­sets and then give them jail time, they de­serve it, all of them.

@ Ju­nior­nangambi

If we start to get it to that level, even rapists, abusers and killers will also de­mand amnesty and we will be­come a law­less coun­try full of un­pun­ished crim­i­nals that will al­ways be wait­ing for op­por­tu­nity to re­peat the same acts.

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