SANCO calls for protection of whistleblowers

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The South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) in the North West on Saturday called for the protection of whistleblowers describing them as patriots and defenders of democracy, adding that without them state capture would have continued unabated.

SANCO Provincial Chairperson  Paul Sebegoe said international whistleblowers day must remind people not to betray the memories and sacrifices made by the likes of Comrades Moss Phakwe, Wandile Bozwana, Sindiso Magaxa, Jimmy Mohlala, Babita Deokaran and many other unsung heroes and heroines who fought relentlessly to expose malfeasances and the scourge of corruption.

Sebegoe maintained that the establishment of special courts to deal with the scourge of corruption which is a national crisis will be a strong indicator of the resolve to shed the image of a corrupt state that was characterised by widespread looting of resources meant to free the poor from hopelessness and grinding poverty. “Renewal must translate into effective and corrupt-free governance at all levels to reignite and inspire the confidence of the disillusioned masses. We urge the government to swiftly and decisively reset the button by holding architects and beneficiaries of State Capture accountable”.

He added that the National Prosecution Authority (NPA), law enforcement agencies and the asset forfeiture unit must swing into action and prosecution to justify the huge R1 billion expenditure incurred in the process of unearthing the truth for the country to make a clean break with the horrible nightmare that still haunts it.    

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