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Qaanitah Hunter | No, Mr President, we don't need another corruption unit

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President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his State of the Nation address in parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, February 11, 2021. Esa Alexander/Pool via REUTERS
President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his State of the Nation address in parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, February 11, 2021. Esa Alexander/Pool via REUTERS

Qaanitah Hunter writes that by creating another complicated layer in the fight against corruption, President Cyril Ramaphosa will only entrench ineffeciency and further finger-pointing when state institutions are found to be sleeping on the job.

President Cyril Ramaphosa did the most Ramaphosa thing in response to the growing concern around the corruption pandemic engulfing South Africa: appoint an anti-corruption council to further appoint a statutory body that will in turn report to parliament on corruption.

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