Congress of the People welcomes the long overdue arrest of the former Senior Correctional Services Officials and high ranking Bosasa Executives.
It is long overdue after a 10 years period in which justice seems to have been sold to the highest bidder.
The rule of law and the integrity of state institutions were subverted by a conspiracy between and among politically connected cronies and their political puppet masters.
However, we believe that the alleged corrupt puppet masters like Nomvula Mokonyane, Dudu Myeni, Thabang Makwetla, Gwede Mantashe, Vincent Smith and many other senior ANC politicians should also be in the same dock with those arrested today. Added to the list is Gavin Watson who was the mastermind and pivot of corruption between state officials, private company officials and these politicians.
They cannot be allowed to escape accountability for their role in the criminal enterprise that is Bosasa. They were allegedly beneficiaries of a corrupt scheme and served to allegedly use their political offices to cover up and protect this grand scale corruption from the scrutiny of parliament and law enforcement authorities. We call for their swift arrest and be brought to court without any further delays.
Issued by Secretary of Communications, Dennis Bloem, (082) 451-5718.
The Congress of the People(COPE)