Today the Hawks finally made a move on those implicated in corruption at BOSASA. Angelo Agrizz and Former Correctional Services Commissioner Linda Mti were among the seven arrests made.
Earlier today Briefly.co.za reported that the Hawks have swooped in to make seven arrests relating to the corruption revealed at the state capture inquiry.
The nation had been up in arms when it had appeared as if no action was to be taken, despite numerous allegations being made.
The ANC had been adamant no action was to be taken until the commission had ruled accordingly, but it appears as if the Hawks had been conducting their own investigation.
Facing charges ranging from corruption to fraud, Angelo Agrizzi (former COO at BOSASA), Linda Mti (ex-commissioner for the Correctional Services), Patrick Gillingham (former correctional services CFO) and Bosasa official Andries van Tonder have been taken into custody along with 3 others.
South Africans took to social media to share their opinions on the matter, with some expressing relief that something had been done while other felt that it was not enough.
Bo Bradee expressed shock at the fact that Gavin Watson, the CEO of BOSASA, had not been arrested along with the rest of the suspects.
Andi Makinana seemed to be excited something positive had happened in the emotionally draining process, saying that the situation could make tomorrow's SONA a lot more interesting.
Another user had been unimpressed by the arrests, adding that the Hawks should go after the bigger players, should they want to be taken seriously.
Here are a few more reactions to the arrests from social media:
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