Citizen Reporter
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13 Nov 2021
6:15 am

‘Protect whistle-blowers, or lose fight against graft’

Citizen Reporter

The country will not win the war against corruption if it does not actively and adequately protect whistle-blowers, the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation said this week.

Former partner at BAIN, Atholl Williams gives SARS related evidence at the State Capture Commission in Braamfontein for the second day, 24 March 2021. Picture: Neil McCartney

South Africa must protect its whistle-blowers or lose the fight against corruption. The country will not win the war against corruption if it does not actively and adequately protect whistle-blowers, the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation said this week. “Corruption has become embedded in South African society and it robs the country of the ability to provide its citizens with employment, services and social support by damaging economic activity and growth and siphoning off taxes,” said Foundation CEO Piyushi Kotecha. “On 1 November, South Africa lost an upstanding citizen when Athol Williams fled the country in fear for his...