The great corruption debate: South Africans unleash a storm of fury on social media

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Unemployed graduates march to the Union Buildings on Friday to demand job opportunities in the manufacturing of PPE. Picture: Alet Pretorius / Gallo Images
Unemployed graduates march to the Union Buildings on Friday to demand job opportunities in the manufacturing of PPE. Picture: Alet Pretorius / Gallo Images

Public outrage over the procurement of essential personal protective equipment (PPE) during the Covid-19 crisis has escalated following revelations that politically connected individuals and companies have benefited from national and provincial government tenders.

The ANC discussed the issue at its recent national executive council meeting, decided not to appoint a former president to investigate allegations, and issued it’s “hang its head in shame” statement instead – provoking even further anger.

Now the widely respected Ahmed Kathrada, Nelson Mandela, and Desmond and Leah Tutu foundations have joined the SA Council of Churches and Council for the Advancement of the SA Constitution in condemning the corruption publicly.

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