Jan 20, 2022

Mawazo Writing Africa

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We need more than catharsis, plus five talking points from ‘Vrye Weekblad’

The diagnosis is final and official: Jacob Zuma and a group of politicians, bureaucrats and business people have kidnapped and corrupted the SA state for their own benefit, making it morally and economically bankrupt.

If the patient does not receive urgent treatment, the diagnosis is incurable.

The call of voices echoes across the country: indictment! Put the crooks in orange overalls!

However, if our criminal justice system were unable to stop thugs and villains in 2021, how realistic is it to expect it to suddenly do so in 2022 happens? After all, nothing has changed.

This could only change if the legal profession sends lawyers to the public prosecutor and the accounting firms follow suit with their auditors. Perhaps AfriForum Adv could send Gerrie Nel and his investigators.

It could become one of the most successful public-private partnerships.

As Justice Zondo points out, corruption and abuse of power are problems not just for the ANC and the government, but for the whole country.

Ramaphosa should implement Zondo’s recommendations, such as creating an independent one Anti-corruption agency. “In spearheading the fight against corruption, the Agency will provide essential services to both the public and private sectors and both should contribute appropriately to its funding.”

The President could also take Zondo’s advice and transfer the Hawks to the NPA. Adv Shamila Batohi and her team are hands tied when their investigators don’t do their job.

A more urgent step could be to wrap up the ongoing investigation into the suitability of the public protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Remember that the Zondo report is the result of the work of Mkhwebane’s predecessor, Thuli Madonsela.

In the first part of the report, Zondo recommends several people be persecuted. The list is expanded in the second and third reports. It could be years before all or at least most of them are charged.

In the next few months, the NPA should bring relatively straightforward but symbolically significant cases to court: the former head of the SA Revenue Service, Tom Moyane; former SAA chairman Dudu Myeni; former Transnet CEO Brian Molefe. They were all high-ranking figures in the state capture and were close to Jacob Zuma.

“The Sars evidence is a clear example of how the private sector, including President Zuma, has worked together. to conquer an internationally highly respected institution and make it ineffective. What happened at Sars was inevitable when Mr. Moyane set foot there. He has gradually dismantled the elements of governance, “said Zondo.

” The only possible conclusion is that the organization was deliberately captured and President Zuma and Mr Moyane one crucial role in the capture of Sars, their dismantling, as was done during Mr Moyane’s tenure as commissioner. ”

The Zondo Commission’s cloud mainly hangs over members the RET group. Ultimately, the state captured Zuma’s baby.

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