Is South Africa ready to tackle its corruption problem? | TV Shows

On Tuesday, June 21 at 19:30GMT:
The arrest of two brothers within the United Arab Emirates earlier this month is as soon as once more shining a highlight on governmental corruption in South Africa. May this be a turning level for the nation?

For practically 4 years, Rajah and Atul Gupta have been on the run from South African authorities over fraud and money-laundering fees. The Indian-born entrepreneurs moved to South Africa in 1993 and shortly made a reputation for themselves within the nation’s post-apartheid improvement and funding.

Nonetheless, all of it got here crashing down in 2018 as a part of an inquiry into the corruption of former president Jacob Zuma. The federal government claims that not less than $32 billion was stolen throughout Zuma’s nine-year rule and allege that the Gupta’s had been capable of download $3.2 billion in authorities enterprise as a part of a pay-to-play scheme. The brothers have lengthy been shut allies of Zuma.

Some political observers imagine the Gupta’s arrests might assist restore South Africans religion of their authorities, however provided that the lads are extradited and a clear prison trial is held.

On this episode of The Stream we focus on the case and ask ‘Is South Africa able to deal with its corruption downside?’.

On this episode of The Stream, we’re joined by:
Fahmida Miller, @FahmidaMiller
Correspondent, Al Jazeera English

Kavisha Pillay, @Kavs_Pillay
Head of Stakeholders & Campaigns Unit, Corruption Watch

Phumlani Majozi, @PhumlaniMMajozi
Political Analyst

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