Suspension of 'scapegoat' justice department official a smoke and mirrors show – DA

- | 8 months ago

Democratic Alliance (DA) member of parliament (MP) advocate Glynnis Breytenbach alleges Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha was not serious about investigating corruption involving Bosasa.

This after Masutha announced on Monday that an official within the department had been placed on precautionary suspension and a second had been asked to provide reasons why she should not suffer the same fate over the department’s contracts with African Global Operations (formerly Bosasa). “This is nothing but a smoke and mirrors show designed to convince the South African electorate that the failing ANC government is taking recent revelations about a long-standing and fundamentally corrupt relationship between themselves and Bosasa seriously.

The precautionary suspension of one or two scapegoated officials does not go nearly far enough to start to get to the heart of the problem,” Breytenbach said in her statement.

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