Drown corruption

Government officials who engage in corrupt activities must be prepared to suffer the consequences.

Government officials who engage in corrupt activities must be prepared to suffer the consequences.

The public who voted them into power will hold them accountable for their deeds.

Former Western Cape MEC David Malatsi, who would be in jail today if

he was not granted leave to appeal against his conviction for his role in a corrupt land deal, is no exception.

The Belville regional court sentenced him to five years' imprisonment after finding him guilty of accepting a R100 000 bribe from Italian count and property developer Riccardo Agusta in 2002.

South Africa has been plagued by corruption at almost all levels of government and the private sector.

All efforts must be made to stem this tide.

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