Political analyst Professor Steven Friedman says there is a need for an inquiry into the apartheid-era looting of the state despite factional agendas.
Talk At Nine host Karima Brown looks at the importance of examining collusion between business and government following the Public Protector's leaked report, revealing that Absa could be forced to repay R2.25 billion back to the fiscus.
Friedman says it is clear that there is a patronage faction at work. It is trying to expose those who accuse it of corruption as pawns of white-owned business wanting to retain its grip on the economy.
You don't reject necessary action simply because of the motives of the people who are suggesting it.— Professor Steven Friedman, research professor at UJ
Quite clearly there was significant collusion between business and government under apartheid. We need to know about that not only because we need to understand our history, but also because many people feel collusion between business and government did not go away in 1994.— Professor Steven Friedman, research professor at UJ
Listen to the full interview with Professor Steven Friedman below...