Competent officials, active civil society a shining light

2019-06-07 13:17
Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo presiding over the commission of inquiry into state capture. (Gulshan Khan/AFP)

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo presiding over the commission of inquiry into state capture. (Gulshan Khan/AFP)

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With all the current and recent commissions into state corruption the one bright light is we as the public are exposed to the incredibly competent people at out state-owned entities.

The sad part is of course that most of these talented officials have either been forced out by corrupt political appointees or resigned of their own accord. This off course is another example of something that we have lost that we might never retrieve.

On the whole though the commissions of all kinds that are looking into all aspects of corruption in Mzanzi are a wonderful example of the fact that our democracy is in so many ways unique and to be admired. Our civil society and activism is a bright light for the whole of the African continent.

Lastly, as a taxpayer, I feel that every effort should be made where possible to coax these highly skilled people with the right attitude back to the fold of serving the people of South Africa with their expertise. It should maybe be noted that part of this is the fact that comprised in this group are a fair representation of all the colours of our rainbow nation proving once more that we all need each other to grow this young nation of ours.

Robbie Scholtz

Ficksburg

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