15 October 2018

South Africa: The VBS Way - Stealing Money of the Political Kind

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It is now becoming apparent that even in our fast-moving political landscape, the VBS scandal is likely to reverberate for some time to come. It may even, perhaps, have the potential of becoming a game-changer, as it appears to provide documentary evidence of wrongdoing against the very people who have made campaigning against corruption a centrepiece of their political beliefs; the EFF's reactions to the scandal have also given the story additional life. At the same time, it should not be forgotten that it is the ANC who are even more heavily implicated in the scandal than anyone from the EFF. From the current perspective, VBS looks like a scandal with plenty of mud to go around.

The VBS scandal, and the investigation report authored by Advocate Terry Motau SC, provides much fodder for those who have been highly critical of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). The meticulous nature of the...

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