Our readers react to SA ranked as 9th most corrupt African country

Our readers react to SA ranked as 9th most corrupt African country

South African has been named as the 9th most corrupt nation on the African continent. Briefly.co.za shares the reaction from the South African public here.

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Transparency International has released a disturbing report which ranks the most corrupt nations around the world.

Based on the 2019 Corruption Perception Index, Mzansi ranked as 9th on the most corrupt list for the African continent.

A dubious achievement when one considers that numerous African countries have become synonymous with fraud and corruption.

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It was interesting to note that Seychelles and Botswana took first and second spot respectively.

Over the years, Nigeria has earned an undesirable reputation, but did not feature in the top ten.

After Briefly.co.za shared the news via Facebook, South Africans reacted strongly as they had their say.

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Nwabisa Mjeza saw the funny side:

"Haibo we are not no 1 I'm shocked but I'm sure we bribed the person who was putting together this list."

Mlu Kylex Nontwana shared an interesting theory:

"Transparency International has been bribe to rank South Africa 9th. Mzansi deserve to top the rankings. This country has been downgraded many times - High rate of unemployment, loadshedding, SOE's bankruptcy, low service delivery, retrenchment...all because of corruption."

Nduduzo Ntuthuko McLeonard added,

"De Klerk handed this country to the most corrupt party ever with incompetent leaders! Lets hope Mashaba will cast light after this darkness."

Khanda Vilakazi pointed finger at the masses:

"And it'll surprise you to learn that there're some people who still believe that no other party can run this country successfully, except the ANC. How sad!"

Amaobi Chidi alluded to a common generalisation:

"Am surprised with the chart Nigeria not among top 10 no no no I disagree with transparency international maybe they bribed their way out."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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