Lindiwe Sisulu to meet Western ambassadors over corruption concerns
Minister of international relations has criticised the five ambassadors, saying they should have followed proper diplomatic channels to raise concerns
International relations minister Lindiwe Sisulu is set to meet five ambassadors from Western countries over the concerns they raised about corruption in a memorandum to President Cyril Ramaphosa. Pressure is mounting on Ramaphosa locally and internationally to ensure that action is taken against those implicated in corruption. The Sunday Times reported that the US, UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland, warned that Ramaphosa’s investment drive would fail, should allegations of corruption not be followed by concrete action against those implicated. The unprecedented memorandum comes amid threats by Western Cape premier Helen Zille to organise a tax revolt if those implicated in corruption are not brought to book.
Many of those implicated in state capture — including attempts to capture the state by the Gupta family, and the bribery scheme by services company Bosasa — remain part of Ramaphosa’s cabinet and serve on the national executive committee, the ANC’s top leadershi...