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13 Nov 2020
5:03 am

New AG has big shoes to fill


We need more Makwetus in our bid to not only fight corruption, but to also help steer our limping economy to still waters.

Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu. Picture: Gallo Images

Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu has left behind huge shoes to fill. Makwetu died on Wednesday following a brave battle with lung cancer. He was just 54. His talents were certainly noticed, having recently been appointed to the United Nations Independent Advisory Committee. In paying tribute to him, the words “honest, selfless and dedicated” keep coming up. The outgoing auditor-general, who held the position since December 2013, made it his life’s mission to expose those involved in corruption and mismanagement in government. It speaks volumes of someone who continued serving his country with aplomb even though he was struggling with stage four...