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300 days of Zondo: 'We’ve learned it’s cheap to bribe a politician'

28 September 2020 6:25 PM
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State Capture
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The Money Show
Nomvula Mokonyane
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For 300 days, punch-drunk South Africans have been learning just how bad corruption is in the country, says Ferial Haffajee.

RELATED: 'It’s sad and awful! Judge Raymond Zondo sounds resigned and defeated'


It doesn’t take much to bribe a politician, writes Daily Maverick Associate Editor Ferial Haffajee.

Former Minister Nomvula Mokonyane. Picture: Sethembiso Zulu/EWN

For 300 days, punch-drunk South Africans have been learning just how endemic corruption has become in the country.

“From cars to cash and holidays in Dubai,” writes Haffajee.

“The Zondo Commission of Inquiry is an X-ray into what it takes to bribe a politician in South Africa today.”

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield asked Haffajee what we’ve learned, so far.

… telling us exactly what has happened in the 10 lost years…

Ferial Haffajee, Associate Editor - Daily Maverick

It is brinkmanship [Zuma asking Zondo to recuse himself]. Our former president is excellent at that… He says he’s facing a decades-long conspiracy…

Ferial Haffajee, Associate Editor - Daily Maverick

We’ve learnt that the procurement system is being manipulated by patronage networks… many politicians have fallen prey…

Ferial Haffajee, Associate Editor - Daily Maverick

… I’d be ashamed at how cheap I was [referring to the low price of buying politicians] …

Ferial Haffajee, Associate Editor - Daily Maverick

There’s value in the process… [But] No, I don’t think we’re going to see people in orange overalls…

Ferial Haffajee, Associate Editor - Daily Maverick

Listen to the interview in the audio below.


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : 300 days of Zondo: 'We’ve learned it’s cheap to bribe a politician'


28 September 2020 6:25 PM
Tags:
State Capture
Corruption
The Money Show
Nomvula Mokonyane
Ferial Haffajee
Bruce Whitfield
Daily Maverick
Zondo Comission of inquiry
Zondo

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