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Former finance minister Trevor Manuel said it best, when he told eNCA: ‘We’re a country that has lost its moorings and it’s a deep, deep tragedy.’


08 Aug 2020
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Committee makes no sense at all

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has warned the country faces a 'coronavirus storm' . POOL/AFP/Jerome Delay

It’s the last thing we needed – another inter-ministerial committee set up to investigate yet another corruption scandal, allegedly linked to government officials. You can’t make this up. The government have appointed their own panel to probe corruption related to the procurement of the personal protective equipment tenders. President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed six cabinet ministers, headed up by Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola, to investigate the Covid-19 tender scandal. What happened to our law enforcement agencies? Is it not the SA Police, National Prosecuting Authority or Hawks’ job to do this? It certainly doesn’t help that children...

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