The cost of corruption runs far deeper than rands and cents
So much was distorted and damaged to enable the Gupta graft, we might have been better off cutting them a cheque for R50bn
A golden rule for corruption can be expressed this way: "Don't let corruption cost more than the amount of money that is actually stolen."
Paul Holden presented evidence at the Zondo commission recently that Gupta-related entities scooped up nearly R50bn in payment for goods and services rendered to the state. I didn't hear his testimony but some reports implied that the whole amount was stolen and generated no value for SA...