South Africa: Fight against corruption steps up with arrests and new council

By Carien du Plessis
Posted on Thursday, 1 September 2022 15:25

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa (twitter: @CyrilRamaphosa)

After more than four years of promises by President Cyril Ramaphosa about fighting large-scale corruption, key players implicated by the state capture inquiry have been arrested.

So far, it has included very few serving ANC leaders or ministers, despite findings that the party had served as an enabler of state capture.

The arrests also come as the government is working full-out to prevent greylisting by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

However, Ramaphosa has been facing serious allegations. His detractors in the ANC as well as in the opposition benches are calling on him to answer questions around a burglary at his private game farm, Phala Phala, where an alleged large amount of cash in dollars was stolen in February 2020.