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SaftuANA reports that Mac Chavalala, president of the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu), said on Saturday that the claim that South Africa was becoming a kleptocracy – a country ruled by thieves – was no exaggeration and has now been proven.  

He was speaking at Saftu’s Western Cape launching congress in Salt River, Cape Town.  He claimed that there was a tsunami of evidence pouring out of emails, whistle-blowers’ testimonies, and most recently investigative journalist Jacques Pauw’s book ‘The President’s Keepers’, that leaders of the government, state-owned enterprises, public officials, and private business people have been systematically looting the country’s wealth and amassing fortunes for themselves, their families, and cronies. “Despite all the evidence, no-one has been prosecuted, because they have also demobilised the organs of state, like the Hawks [Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation], the NPA [National Prosecuting Authority], and key government departments by filling them with stooges who will protect the guilty and themselves from any consequences for crimes which threaten to plunge the whole country into a catastrophic slump,” said Chavalala.

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