The South African Council of Churches (SACC) has released the report of its Unburdening Panel which was created to allow congregants to safely blow the whistle on corruption.
SACC President Bishop Zipho Siwa says the council never thought that they would be taking up this responsibility.
Siwa explains that the platform is to help assist South Africans to unburden themselves of information and find healing.
It was a communication to invite people to come share... Others expressed that they were afraid.— Bishop Zipho Siwa, President of the South African Council of Churches
The report reveals damning information on current and former government employees on how the state has been captured by private individuals.
He says scores of people have come forward to share, with some calling for action and others seeking to simply ease their conscience.
The Bishop says the process is ongoing and has invited citizens to approach their religious leaders of nearest SACC office with any information.
We've released that we cannot close now. It's a process that's going to take longer than we anticipated. It is continuing.— Bishop Zipho Siwa, President of the South African Council of Churches
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