South Africa: Bishops' statement on looting of Covid-19 funds

Source: SACBC

The South African Bishops’ Conference last week appealed to President Ramphosa to “abandon politics of expediency and appeasement and restore public trust.’ In an official statement they said: “We join the nation in condemning the Covid-19 corruption scandal and the severe lack of ethical leadership that it represents.

Although we are deeply appalled, the news of the looting of public resources during the pandemic does not come as big surprise. We urge our leaders to take careful note of the way in which they have allowed a culture of impunity around corruption to develop…

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