‘Blow the whistle,’ says Ramaphosa as he reads the riot act to ‘scavengers’

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President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the nation.
President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the nation.
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President Cyril Ramaphosa has vowed to deal with corruption, and has read the riot act to those who are involved.

In his weekly newsletter to the nation on Monday, Ramaphosa said that attempting to profit from the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, which is claiming the lives of people every day, “is the action of scavengers. It is like a pack of hyenas circling wounded prey”.

Ramaphosa said the country finds itself in the grip of the greatest health emergency it has faced in more than a century, yet “we are witnessing theft by individuals and companies with no conscience”.

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