Unaccountable 00025: The Russian Bank that took Mozambique for a ride

The people of Mozambique have been battered in recent times by devastating cyclones and an increasingly virulent armed insurgency in the North of the country. The backdrop is a country battling state capture. This involves a coterie of corrupt politicians, multinational corporations and international banks. In a previous instalment of Unaccountable we wrote about the…

Unaccountable 00024: Auswell ‘tall trains’ Mashaba: The middleman who derailed Prasa

  Who are the shady middlemen who derailed Prasa? We turn our attention to Auswell ‘tall trains’ Mashaba, whose business Swifambo Rail Leasing is one of the locomotives of corruption at Prasa. In last week’s instalment of Unaccountable, we discussed the politicians, board members and institutions that enabled, participated in and covered up systemic corruption at Prasa.…

The Chinese Railway Rolling Stock Corporation: China Inc boards the State Capture train

Unaccountable 00022 | 31 March 2021 | Where is the Transnet loot and why hasn’t it been recovered? Given the government’s recently announced austerity measures targeting social spending, this question demands an urgent answer. Why have institutions such as Transnet thus far largely failed to fully recover funds looted during the State Capture era? The…