EDITORIAL | It’s curtain up on SA demanding accountability from its leaders
As the curtain closes on the state capture inquiry, it’s up to us to ensure the country doesn’t return to the brink
The submission yesterday of the final part of the state capture report by chief justice Raymond Zondo meant different things to different people.
For many South Africans it was the end of back-to-back testimonies on how corrupt our leaders are. For some, it meant the beginning of the end for those implicated — and there are many — in wrong doing. This process has cost taxpayers over R1bn and, indeed, it would be a shame if those whose hands were caught in the proverbial cookie jar did not face the full might of the law.
In truth, this period must mean the beginning of prosecutions, the tying up of loose ends as cases involving those who stole from South Africans face the consequences of their actions...