It’s our turn to be eaten: corruption is deadly, and we don’t ...

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It’s our turn to be eaten: corruption is deadly, and we don’t see it coming

Alarmingly, many people think that corruption has no costs. But it's a crime against humanity

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Fighting corruption in SA persistently fails because too many people do not see the wrong in it. Others have a poor understanding of what corruption is. Yet others underestimate its damaging impact on individuals, government and the economy.

Alarmingly, many people think that corruption has no costs. This means they do not see the urgency to tackle the scourge. Corruption is deadly. It takes lives, jobs and opportunities. It should be seen as a crime against humanity.

Many ANC leaders say they cannot understand critics’ hammering the ANC government on corruption because they believe corruption “does not kill”. Many a taxi that has been given a fraudulent roadworthy certificate by a corrupt traffic department official has led to accidents, injuries and deaths. ..

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