Editorials 24.5.2017 05:15 am

There’s an endemic raiding of state piggy banks

The culture of self-serving corruption among officials entrusted with safeguarding public money is endemic.

Johannesburg’s Metrobus acting managing director has reportedly been suspended with immediate effect in a probe involving millions of rands paid to contractors; the state has asked for the conviction of a former group executive at the South African Revenue Service (Sars) on charges ranging from fraud to money laundering; and the DA-led Tshwane council have appointed an independent audit to assess the rate at which its ANC predecessors agreed to pay off a controversial smart metering contractor, PEU Capital Partners.

There’s an endemic raiding of state piggy banks
There’s an endemic raiding of state piggy banks

There’s an endemic raiding of state piggy banks

The culture of self-serving corruption among officials entrusted with safeguarding public money is endemic.

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