Steven Gruzd omits two important factors from his discussion of the topic of the reform of the criminal justice administration in SA (“It takes more than a single agency to fight corruption (https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/2021-03-18-it-takes-more-than-a-single-agency-to-fight-corruption/)”, March 18). The first is that genuine and sustained political will is required to make a success of any system created to fight the corrupt.
His examples, drawn from the difficult experiences in postcolonial Africa, are all of the “Big Men” continuing to enjoy their “turn to eat” while paying lip service to addressing concerns around corruption to keep foreign aid and investment flowing. They want to look good while the surreptitious feasting on public funds continues unabated, as in “covidpreneurism”...
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