Briefly.co.za reported on the recent report which ranked the South African Police Service (SAPS) as the most corrupt institution in the country and citizens have reacted angrily to the news.
A hard-hitting report was released on Thursday, which ranked SAPS as the most corrupt organization in the country.
The Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) is the largest and most comprehensive survey on corruption in Africa and was conducted between July and September 2018.
Another disturbing fact that emerged was that poor people paid more than twice the number of bribes to corrupt cops.
To rub salt into the wound, members of Parliament and government officials weren’t far behind on the corruption scale either.
The survey implies that many public servants are serving their own interests instead.
Briefly.co.za observed the social media reaction to the news and many shared their frustration and anger.
Depengos Mapengo said, “Ok, can we reason about this....it is biblical that wen U r trained by crooks. UL b a crook... And whoever leading you, if he or she is under a certain spirit....so does ur self ... How many cases has Beki Cele has been found guilty by courts? Wat about kehla Sithole? Now ...comes to president. From Mbekis era...Zuma den RamaPhosa.....there's no one ascended in the presidential C without scandals....now U expect law n peace keepers to guard that law? Mxm.”
Tania Verhoog added, “Most corrupt, after the Government yeeeeees.”
Margaret Virginia commented, “Fick This country is corrupt from top to bottom everyone is just for themselves.”
Lu Trevor Tanganyani Manenzhe said, “Is not that people are corrupt the fact is that they are given too much power that the do not deserve... That they would even just search or arrest without properly investigation the case.”
Collen Machaka commented: “They are getting paid from our tax and they still steal from us once again.”
Michael van Zyl said, “The SAPS is nothing but gangsters in uniforms involved in organised crime.”
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