Opinion

It’s official: we’ve become a gangster state

08 December 2019 - 00:00 By Thabo Mokone

Auditor-general Kimi Makwetu this week presented a frightening report, confirming that our downward spiral is gaining momentum and that the public auditing profession has become a danger zone.

Makwetu detailed how high-ranking and highly paid government officials, among them CFOs and municipal managers, brazenly offered bribes or threatened to hijack and kidnap his auditors. Those officials don’t want committed and ethical auditors to expose the theft and misuse of public money...

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