Editorial staff
2 minute read
22 Dec 2020
5:30 am

Show no mercy to Ters thieves

Editorial staff

They must be charged with assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm (to health workers) or economic sabotage (theft of vital money) or even treason, for betraying their country.

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When President Cyril Ramaphosa announced, in August, that he had set up the Multi-Agency Centre (MAC) to act against those profiteering or stealing money from government funds intended to alleviate the Covid crisis, many were sceptical. After all, even with Ramaphosa – who had seemed like the proverbial knight in shining armour after the depredations of his predecessor, Jacob Zuma – there has been a lot of talking the talk, but not nearly as much walking the walk as his Thuma Mina revival promised. The MAC was made up of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) or Hawks, Special...