‘Protect whistle-blowers, or lose fight against graft’

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South Africa must protect its whistle-blowers or lose the fight against corruption. The country will not win the war against corruption if it does not actively and adequately protect whistle-blowers, the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation said this week. “Corruption has become embedded in South African society and it robs the country of the ability to provide its citizens with employment, services and social support by damaging economic activity and growth and siphoning off taxes,” said Foundation CEO Piyushi Kotecha. “On 1 November, South Africa lost an upstanding citizen when Athol Williams fled the country in fear for his…

Source: citizen