SA corruption inquiries: Will the country ever see justice served?

SA corruption inquiries: Will the country ever see justice served?

- Attorney Bernard Hotz says that South Africans must be patient with the various commissions of inquiry

- He says that they work slowly, but that eventually justice will be done

- Hotz stressed that citizens should not lose faith entirely in law enforcement

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For the last several months, South Africans have heard extensive revelations at the various commissions of inquiry.

However, little to no action has been taken against those implicated.

Bernard Hotz of Werksmans Attorneys says that justice will eventually be done, but that the mechanisms of the commissions move slowly.

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In a recent interview, Hotz said that the commissions of inquiry, including the Zondo Commission into state capture, are important events.

He says these have been indispensable in providing the public with information concerning government wrongdoing, as "law enforcement and the National Prosecuting Authority have been broken".

Nevertheless, Hotz acknowledged that the commissions were slow-moving. He said that law enforcement had to go through a laborious process, step by step, in order to take action.

This involves investigating claims, then handing the case over to prosecution, who have to double-check the evidence, among other processes.

Despite this, Hotz urged South Africans to be patient. He expressed optimism that justice would eventually be done but that it would take longer than many citizens hoped, according to Eyewitness News.

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He stressed that South Africans needed to hold government to account over these inquiries and to not lose faith entirely in law enforcement. 

Indeed, Hotz urged citizens to stand together and say that "enough is enough", has gathered.

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