Liezl Human | GroundUp | 19 February 2020 |
Civil society working group submits recommendations to Zondo Commission
“The crimes committed by corrupt individuals and networks have had a devastating impact on South Africans. They have eroded human dignity, access to basic rights contained in the Bill of Rights, and in some cases, they have threatened or cost lives,” reads An Agenda for Action, the Civil Society Working Group on State Capture’s latest submission to the Zondo Commission.
This week the Civil Society Working Group on State Capture, a coalition of more than 20 organisations, submitted recommendations to the Zondo Commission. It includes 15 detailed recommendations. The non-governmental organisation Open Secrets is the secretariat and convener of the Working Group.
The recommendations focus on five areas needing critical attention, particularly with regard to transparency and accountability in criminal justice agencies, state-owned enterprises (SOEs), private institutions, and political parties.
“We would like to see prosecutions of all those who have been found guilty of corruption,” said Motlatsi Komote from the Dullah Omar Institute at the joint public briefing on Wednesday.