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

30 May 2021 - 00:00 By ANN BERNSTEIN

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...

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