Kabelo Chabalala
3 minute read
9 Jul 2020
10:46 am

Corruption isn’t SA’s no.1 enemy, it is a result of unresolved issues

Kabelo Chabalala

It is a response by the many marginalised, poverty-stricken and hungry South Africans to a system that excludes them in all imaginable ways.

Bribery stock image. Picture: Lowvelder.

Corruption is not our number one enemy in this country. It is problem, but not the main problem. Has there ever been a point in the past 100 years or more in South Africa when corruption was not a problem? Well, the short answer is no. However, when Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu released the latest municipality audit results, we reacted with total dismay. In no way do I condone corruption of any form. However, it is shocking that we are shocked by the results when actually, we should be at a point where we accept that corruption will always be a...