- In the first part of the State Capture Report, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo made recommendations for how the government can avoid corruption in future
- Zondo believes that South Africans have lost faith in the African National Congress and that the ruling party must take steps to recover from this
- He added that the Hawks were possibly captured and a non-partisan anti-corruption unit is needed
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PRETORIA - Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo commented on the first part of the State Capture Report following its public release on 4 January. He said that the government are not trustworthy when it comes to fighting corruption.
Zondo, who chaired the State Capture Inquiry, wrote in the report that corruption has caused South Africans to lose their faith in the ruling party, especially in terms of securing tenders. The deputy chief justice pointed to the damaging effect of corruption on the country's economy.
In the report, Zondo made ten recommendations for the government. These are ways that the ruling party can recover from the effects of years of corruption and try to regain South Africa's confidence in the political system, City Press writes.
Zondo's recommendations for SA's future
Zondo suggested that there is a possibility that the Hawks have fallen victim to state capture and therefore a non-partisan anti-corruption unit must be established to assist them where they fall short.
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According to TimesLIVE, the deputy chief justice believes that the Political Party Funding Act urgently needs to be amended to strictly regulate who may and may not donate money to political parties. He believes that this will curb corruption.
“The ultimate responsibility for leading the fight against corruption in public procurement cannot again be left to a government department or be subject to ministerial control,” Zondo wrote.
Reactions to Zondo's recommendations for fighting corruption
"True, even the NPA is dodgy."
"And don't we all know it."
"That's because the government itself is corrupt."
"Well, what do you know, someone finally said it."
Former SAA chair Dudu Myeni among the first to be recommended for prosecution
Speaking of the State Capture Report, Briefly News reported earlier that after three years of hearing countless testimonies and evidence at the State Capture Commission of Inquiry, Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has made the conclusion that South Africa, under the leadership of former President Jacob Zuma, was indeed captured.
In addition to this revelation, Zondo made a series of recommendations in the first part of the State Capture report on who should be tried for their active role in misusing state entities to advance themselves ahead of the South African people.
Dudu Myeni, the former South African Airways chairperson, is among the first people who have been recommended for prosecution by Raymond Zondo.
Source: Briefly News