They blame their own failures on racism
Source: Shane Trejo
South African president Cyril Ramaphosa is blaming racism for the corruption within his African National Congress, as corrupt officials use the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to rob the country blind.
The scandal centers around four firms that received contracts to provide PPE for the police: Tsa Bophelo Medical Suppliers & Logistics, Tombo Investments, Basadzi Pele Management Consulting and the Before Sunset Group. Some of these firms are believed to be shell groups, and it is unclear how much of the millions paid to these firms went to providing the PPE.
“All the allegations are going through a screening and assessment process. From there we will decide if full-blown investigations are warranted,” regulatory commission spokesman Siyabulela Makunga said.
Ramaphosa is blaming the COVID-19 corruption on the “Apartheid” system, which has been out of commission for decades. Since Apartheid was brought to an end, South Africa has become the rape and murder capital of the world, and racist murders against white farm owners have increased exponentially.
“Corruption has infected the state, undoing the gains of the past 26 years. While the current allegations about corruption in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic have brought this issue to the fore, the reality is that corruption in this country has far deeper roots. Apartheid was both morally and materially corrupt,” Ramaphosa wrote to the members of the ANC.
“Even as its laws enabled the theft of resources belonging to the African people, there were many in the administration – including state companies and businesses – who flouted those corrupt laws to enrich themselves. We wanted to overthrow apartheid to bring in a new era of integrity and honesty,” he added.
Ramaphosa’s entire letter can be seen here: