Corruption is theft: Gordhan

By Drum Digital
12 July 2012

Honest citizens and civil servants should fight corruption in the government tendering process, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Monday.

"We are in danger of becoming what many call an 'extractive society'," he told the SA Institute of Professional Accountants conference in Boksburg.

Those stealing from government for their own benefit were doing so at the expense of poor people.

"It is time for the majority of honest civil servants, civic societies and business to take a stand on this destructive trend," Gordhan said.

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