South Africa was left outraged when details of VBS Mutual Bank's looting emerged, but some feel that there isn't the same level of outrage against Steinhoff's looters.
Tony Yengeni, a National Executive Committee (NEC) member of the ANC, expressed this view recently in a Twitter post. He wrote:
Please explain to me nicely and slowly why VBS crooks who stole 2 Billion rands must go to jail (and rightly so) and Steinhoff crooks who stole 400 Billion rands must run around scot free with super luxury toys like yachts, horses, private jets, helicopters, mansions?
Yengeni's post sparked a lively debate among his followers, Briefly.co.za gathered. It has received close to 800 replies so far.
Some tweeps agreed with him that suspects in both cases should face equal treatment before the law.
Others expressed views as to why there is apparently more outrage against VBS suspects than Steinhoff suspects.
However, some tweeps turned on Yengeni because he's part of the ANC's top leadership that should be providing answers, not merely questioning things on Twitter.
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