South Africa: Cosatu Calls for ANC Action On Corruption, Public Protector 'Inundated' With Coronavirus Complaints, and Ramaphosa Vows to Clamp Down

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On Monday, all eyes were on Covid-19 corruption. A Daily Maverick editorial decried this 'crime against South African humanity'. President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed it in his weekly letter, promising urgent action against unspecified targets. Meanwhile, Cosatu threatened to part ways with the ANC if corruption was not meaningfully addressed - and fast. The public protector's office revealed that it has been 'inundated' with complaints about Covid-19 corruption.

Scroll through the gallery below to view the latest Covid-19 numbers available on 2 August at the district level. All maps are sourced from provincial health departments; however, Free State, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Gauteng did not provide an update by the time of publishing:

On Monday, Daily Maverick published an editorial arguing that: "There should be a place in jail for everyone who steals from their own people. But there should be a place in Hell for those who find the fortitude within them to steal from the people during a pandemic." It goes on to say that South Africa's people will soon find the words to describe this "crime against South African humanity" and the crooks' time will be up. Read the editorial here.

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