The quest by the government to recover R14bn from state capture this financial year, as announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his state of the nation address, is a step in the right direction and must be applauded.

We should also acknowledge and congratulate Nigeria for eventually recovering $1.3bn looted by the notorious dictator Sani Abacha, of which about $800m was recovered from domestic institutions and about $500m in other countries, mostly Switzerland. Africa’s two leading economies must step up their efforts in recovering stolen assets...

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