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Thuli’s corruption amnesty: How well would you do at the Zondo Commission?

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Crime, whether petty or serious, is such an ingrained part of our society, so maybe we need to ask ourselves how well we would do at the Zondo commission, before dismissing Thuli Madonsela’s amnesty idea outright.


15 Oct 2020
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Thuli’s corruption amnesty: How well would you do at the Zondo Commission?

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo chairs proceedings during the first day of the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture held in Johannesburg, 20 August 2018. Picture: Refilwe Modise

It’s easy to shake our heads and to tut disapprovingly at corruption revelations Zondo Commission; to celebrate quietly when an offender is arrested or prosecuted for some massive PPE (personal protective equipment) swindle. But if we’re honest, how well would we do if our lives were subject to an ethical analysis? Corruption has been a national challenge from way back when colonisers began hustling produce and livestock from the local inhabitants. By the time wars and mass killings began, financial corruption went hand in hand with the moral corruption of the colonial project. Over the centuries, corruption has been refined...

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