EDITORIAL: SA’s ruinous affliction is a procurement pandemic
While millions of citizens took Covid-19 state of disaster on the chin, the greedy rubbed their greasy palms together and began to loot
As the country officially entered a national state of disaster, frontline workers put their lives on the line. People holed up at home feared what the army and police might do — and did — while public and private-sector opportunists embarked on a shameless mass swindle.
Every crisis presents an opportunity. For the unscrupulous keen to make a quick buck at taxpayers’ expense, the countrywide disaster was the start of high season for mass corruption. ..