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Karyn Maughan | The year we gained hope

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Former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli outside the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg.
Former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli outside the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg.
Felix Dlangamandla, Gallo Images, Netwerk24

Besides effecting high-profile arrests this year, the State should be recognised for putting officials, business people and police implicated in serious crimes behind bars, writes Karyn Maughan.

State capture inquiry-linked arrests made big headlines in 2020 – a powerful indication of just how desperate corruption-exhausted South Africans are for genuine accountability.

But, while these cases will undoubtedly be pivotal to restoring public hope in the country’s law enforcement, they are not what the National Prosecuting Authority should be most proud of this year.

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