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Ramaphosa vows to deliver prosecutions in state corruption

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President Ramaphosa has touched on the issue of corruption within the state, and the extreme lengths perpetrators will go to in order to cover their tracks and dealings.

President Cyril Ramaphosa released his weekly newsletter on Monday, 30 August 2021, in which he addressed the issue and patterns of corruption within the state. He also touched on the lengths to which perpetrators of corrupt acts have gone to hide their dealings, with emphasis on the importance of whistleblowers.

President Ramaphosa noted how it has been three years since the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture was established, and that it has since been an extremely difficult undertaking, trying to unravel the networks of influence that enabled corruption. He further described how vast webs of front companies had been established to move funds and disguise payments made by or to politically connected individuals, noting the same patterns being seen in a number of investigations conducted by law enforcement agencies.

The president also stated that as the investigations progress and the net starts to close in on individuals, many witnesses have received threats, their families intimidated, some forced into hiding, and even killed. He referred to the recent murder of Babita Deokaran as a reminder of the high stakes involved in combating corruption within the state.

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Mahlohonolo Lakaje
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