Steam rises at sunrise from the Lethabo Power Station, a coal-fired power station owned by state power utility Eskom near Sasolburg. Picture: REUTERS
Steam rises at sunrise from the Lethabo Power Station, a coal-fired power station owned by state power utility Eskom near Sasolburg. Picture: REUTERS

Let’s cut to the chase.

In the wake of the massive thievery that has overwhelmed our nation, we need to bring in the world’s best corruption busters to bring the thieves and stolen loot back home. We need to approach Interpol, Europol, the CIA, MI6 and all similar agencies, to assist us with this task.

The Americans are particularly good at it. If the stolen billions (or trillions?) are brought back, it will reduce our spiralling national debt and assist in launching our country on the growth path that is so desperately needed. The state-owned enterprises (SOEs) will be put back on a more stable footing and we will avoid further economically crippling price hikes, such as those at Eskom. Not to mention the battered taxpayer, who has shouldered the cost of the looting through higher taxes and who will earn some well-deserved relief.

Countries like the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the other devious beneficiaries of our stolen loot, should be shown up for what they really are. In the UAE, Dubai spends large amounts of money on building an image that belies a superficially hidden truth. They are willing and key participants of the same complicit global corruption that has brought our country to its knees.

It is high time that this cluster of crooks are held up to the light for the whole world to see.

Our local politicians and their connected cronies are willing cogs in a much larger wheel. It’s time to throw a very big spanner into the works.

Anthony Rawbone-Viljoen
Elgin