Asanda Matlhare
Intern Journalist
3 minute read
19 Feb 2021
4:55 am

Dealing with the cancer that is corruption

Asanda Matlhare

Corruption sets a bad precedent, especially if it is done by officials and they are not punished.

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Next month will mark one year since the first positive Covid-19 case was reported in South Africa. I think it’s safe to say the past year will go down as one of the most bizarre in history. As a country, not only did we have to fight against a novel virus that claimed over 45,000 lives, but government officials also had egg on their faces during this trying time when scandals about protective personal equipment (PPE) tender irregularities emerged. Former Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku and presidential spokesperson Khusela Diko were allegedly involved in corruption pertaining to PPE contracts. In...