ANC's Zizi Kodwa: BOSASA ran South Africa like the Mafia, like an underworld

ANC's Zizi Kodwa: BOSASA ran South Africa like the Mafia, like an underworld

The past few days have uncovered a seemingly endless stream of corruption at the Zondo Commission. Zizi Kodwa, acting ANC spokesperson, has dubbed the BOSASA scandal as a plan to create a 'mafia state'.

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The state capture commission has enthralled the nation, with allegations of the National Prosecuting Authority, as well as the Hawks, being undermined by BOSASA.

Zizi Kodwa, action ANC spokesperson, has commented that the "attempts to capture law enforcement agencies in the manner that has been revealed by some of the testimony is shocking".

The spokesperson felt BOSASA had been attempting to turn South Africa into a '"a state of lawlessness, a mafia state".

Briefly.co.za reported yesterday that Agrizzi alleged that Nomgcobo Jiba, Lawrence Mrewbi and Jackie Lapinka ( Jiba's PA) had received monthly payments from Linda Mti, former correctional services commissioner.

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Kodwa went on to say that it was unacceptable to have public servants who are owned by a cartel, 'who are basically running the country like an underworld'.

The ANC spokesman felt that an important lesson had been learnt, saying there is a need to restore confidence in public institutions:

"We must root out rogue elements in public institutions that have undermined and made them ineffective, whether it's the SAPS (South African Police Service), Hawks, whether it's the NPA, we must root out rogue elements. We must bring back the trust and loyalty of our people and confidence in our own institutions."

Kodwa went as far as to concede to the lack of action on the widespread reports of corruption:

"Every revelation in terms of the testimony here, it's a moment for the ANC to reflect, without making prejudgements, what the impact of these revelations are on the integrity of the ANC. The ANC is doing that."

The ruling party is expected to appear before the commission in the coming months, with President Cyril Ramaphosa making the final submission himself.

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Kodwa feels that the establishment of the commissions was a step in the right direction:

"Part of the allegations that were made about us (the ANC), particularly before the 2016 local government elections, which was a setback for us, was that we were just talking about corruption, and not doing anything. But since President Ramaphosa became president, you are seeing action."

The spokesman promised that once the commission had finalised its report, action would be taken:

"It's important that when a report comes after an investigation on corruption we must act decisively, because nobody is above the ANC, nobody must elevate an individual above the laws of the country. No individual must be given the right to undermine the institutions which are meant to serve the public."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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