EDITORIAL | It’s everywhere, but we must never forget how ...

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EDITORIAL | It’s everywhere, but we must never forget how disgusting corruption is

It might be time for a new word to describe malfeasance in SA, because ‘corruption’ has lost its oomph

Editorial

“The latest corruption scandal to hit SA” has become a cliché of the highest order.

By the time this editorial appears, the case in point might already have been eclipsed by another disgrace.

On Monday, however, “the latest corruption scandal to hit SA” involved theft of tens of millions of rand — the exact amount is still to be determined — that was diverted from its purpose of buying vital emergency-services equipment and directed into the personal wealth-creation projects of several members of the SA Police Service (SAPS) and their collaborators...

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