Whistleblowers’ Protection is Essential in the Fight Against Corruption

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Whistleblower protection, according to Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, is crucial in the struggle against corruption and state takeover.

The Chief Justice emphasized the crucial role of whistleblowers in exposing the corruption during his remarks On The Record Summit in Sandton on Thursday.

It also follows an investigation that recently exposed how, in the weeks preceding her death, she reported R850 million in questionable payments from Tembisa Hospital as well as concerns for her safety, but nothing was done.

As we work to guarantee that we are prepared to combat state capture and corruption, one thing we must keep in mind is that the protection of whistleblowers is crucial, according to Zondo.

The Chief Justice emphasized the abundance of information that whistleblowers brought to the state capture commission of investigation, which he presided over, and warned that if the courageous people who came out during this time weren’t protected, they wouldn’t be there when we needed them in the future.

It also follows an investigation that recently exposed how, in the weeks preceding her death, she reported R850 million in questionable payments from Tembisa Hospital as well as concerns for her safety, but nothing was done.

As we work to guarantee that we are prepared to combat state capture and corruption, one thing we must keep in mind is that the protection of whistleblowers is crucial, according to Zondo.

The Chief Justice emphasized the abundance of information that whistleblowers brought to the state capture commission of investigation, which he presided over, and warned that if the courageous people who came out during this time weren’t protected, they wouldn’t be there when we needed them in the future.

Others won’t come forward after seeing how we treated these whistleblowers, according to Zondo.

Without whistleblowers, he claimed, we would never be able to completely eradicate corruption or even make a significant dent in it. And he added that we have to foster a supportive environment and guarantee their safety in order to motivate them to come forward.

1 Comment

  • by Nomfuneko Hala
    Posted 3 — 09

    Thank you for the information

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