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EDITORIAL | Good work, but let’s catch even bigger fish

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EDITORIAL | Good work, but let’s catch even bigger fish

Court appearances are great but we need to see government-linked corruption cases go to trial and reach conclusion

Editorial

The vigour with which the investigating directorate (ID) recently made arrests in two cases related to state capture should be applauded. We have been calling for action against the alleged culprits and this started playing out last week — but what about the really big fish? 

On Wednesday, former Tegeta Exploration and Resources director Ronica Ragavan, former trustee of Optimum Coal Mine Pushpaveni Govender and former deputy director-general in the department of mineral resources Joel Raphela appeared in court.

They stand accused of fraud, forgery, uttering, perjury and money laundering of R107.5m for mine rehabilitation funds for the Optimum Coal Mine Trust account and Koornfontein Mine Trust account in 2016...

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