President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Monday letter was blunt in its description of the thieves who are treating the Covid-19 pandemic as an opportunity for enrichment. The president described them, aptly, as scavengers. “It is like a pack of hyenas circling wounded prey.”

He is surely right to say that accounts of corruption have caused outrage. South Africans can’t help but be incensed – they have a right to that...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as articles from our international business news partners; ProfileData financial data; and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now