Save SA from greed, thieves

Sowetan - - Opinion -

Af­ter so many years we spent fight­ing the evil of apartheid, with some of com­pa­tri­ots spend­ing decades in ex­ile, it is dis­heart­en­ing that so much has been lost through cor­rup­tion by our gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials.

Could they be asked to please pay back all that they stole from the state. There were funds stolen through the army set­tle­ments; Nkandla ex­pen­di­ture for a pri­vate home for one who al­ready had an of­fi­cial home; money lost through mis­ap­pro­pri­a­tion and mis­man­age­ment at Prasa re­sult­ing in the loss of not less than some R620m.

More mil­lions lost through mis­man­age­ment of ten­ders, false qual­i­fi­ca­tions and cor­rup­tion in metro po­lice, home af­fairs and other state or­gans.

Peo­ple who have stolen or squan­dered these funds are still alive, and con­tin­u­ing to make a com­fort­able liv­ing from ill-got­ten wealth.

In a nor­mally run state, they would be re­quired to pay back all that they have stolen and owe to the state.

The last thing we need is a dis­play of their pri­vate parts, as the home af­fairs min­is­ter showed his erect pe­nis.

As we travel in for­eign lands, we get peo­ple ask­ing us about im­moral be­haviour of our lead­ers. We have be­come a laugh­ing stock, while these peo­ple con­tinue to laugh and make fun of their op­pres­sive be­haviour to­wards ordinary cit­i­zens, in­clud­ing in par­lia­ment.

We do not need this. Please stop it. Re­trieve some dig­nity for the state and get all the thieves and wrong­do­ers to pay back the money.

Re­move from gov­ern­ment those who do not de­serve their po­si­tions. Please let us have some dig­nity and in­tegrity in this state.

Rose Tuelo Leteane Mafikeng

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