President Jacob Zuma’s laughing off Nkandla in Parliament and Police Minister Nathi Nhleko’s report into the saga are examples of corruption denialism, an alliance of eight labour unions and 29 civil society organisations said on Tuesday.
“South Africa is engulfed by an epidemic of corruption. Private companies and individuals are corrupting the fabric of South Africa. A war room to fight corruption is expected to be led by the president,” it said in a statement.
“But instead it seems that corruption is now endemic in the office of the president, infects parts of the Cabinet and spreads throughout government, businesses, trade unions and NGOs. It must be stopped.”
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