Mbongiseni Buthelezi participated in an analysis of Part 1 of the State Capture report on Radio 786 Prime Talk, 2 February 2022:
South Africans are paying severely for what appears to be a broken procurement system. According to the Zondo commission the subverting of the system has been going on long before state capture. It cited research dating back to the early 2000s which had warned that the system was in crisis. Attempts to tighten the legislation has done little to prevent its abuse and looting of the State’s coffers. The commission has recommended the creation of an Anti-Corruption Agency whose sole purpose is to keep an eagle eye on the procurement system.
How does South Africa rebuild the procurement system and how does government ensure there is accountability amid talks of deferred prosecutions in relation to State Capture?
Dr Mbongiseni Buthelezi – Director, Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI)
Professor Bheki Mngomezulu – Political analyst