- The Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) Africa shared the news that SAPS has been voted as the most corrupt organisation in South Africa
- The survey is the largest one on corruption in Africa and 47 000 citizens participated
- According to the report, government officials and MPs also ranked highly on the corruption scale
The Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) Africa shared the news that the South African Police Service (SAPS) has been voted as the most corrupt organisation in South Africa.
The GCB, which is the largest and most comprehensive survey on corruption in Africa, was conducted between July and September 2018.
In total, 47 000 citizens participated across the continent and more than 50% felt that corruption was increasing in their respective nations.
Although 64% of people felt that corruption was on the rise, EWN reported that SAPS was still rated as the most corrupt institution in Mzansi.
Briefly.co.za also noted how the impoverished are affected as the poor paid bribes twice as often as the wealthy.
Patricia Moreira, MD of Transparency International, said: “Corruption is hindering Africa’s economic, political and social development. It is a major barrier to economic growth, good governance and basic freedoms, like freedom of speech or citizens’ right to hold governments to account.”
It may come as no surprise to some that government officials and members of Parliament also ranked highly on the corruption scale according to the survey.
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