The construction mafia run wild, but Cyril and the cops won’t ...

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The construction mafia run wild, but Cyril and the cops won’t lift a finger

Lawlessness has taken hold, but he won’t fire the police minister because he helped get him into power

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Newspapers usually put the day or the week’s freshest scandal on the front page.

Television and radio outlets put such outrages at the top of their news bulletins. The biggest scandal in SA last weekend was hidden far, far back in the Sunday Times. To get to it you had to go through the news section, then the opinion section, wade through the sports section and finally plough through the business section.

On page nine of the business section you would have read: “Ten meetings with the national police commissioner to discuss tackling the construction mafia in SA have been cancelled in the past four months, says South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors CEO Webster Mfebe.”..

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