Unfiltered: Corruption, 14 October 2019

Today, the treasury announced it has set aside a 20million budget for the services of four snr counsel, Advocate Tembaka Ncqukaitobi, Wim Trengove, Ngoako Maenetje, and Geoff Buddlender to help the National Prosecutions Authority’s investigative directorate in prosecutions specifically related to state capture.
This is yet another development since we heard last week, that the Justice Department headed by minister Ronald Lamola was working with the US state department in a decision to sanction the Gupta brothers and all their financial activities in that country. Also last week, we reported on the raids on properties of former Ethekwini mayor Zandile Gumede and Independent newspapers boss, Iqbal Surve. Is this a sign that the wheels of justice are finally turning on corruption in South Africa? That’s our question tonight on Unfiltered.

To discuss we are joined by Professor Kwandiwe Kondlo Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Johannesburg, he also teaches International Political Economy, Tebogo Khaas who is the chairperson of a strategic advisory consultancy, Corporate SA as well as David Lewis, Executive Director at Corruption Watch.

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