Jailing the corrupt big fish would give SA joy, but it has its dangers

Should we consider amnesty for the corrupt, be they small fry or senior politicians? It’s a complex issue

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When someone of the stature of our former public prosecutor, Thuli Madonsela, floats a controversial idea in public, it is worth taking a closer look. On October 6, she tabled the idea of an amnesty for crooks in a speech at a Nelson Mandela Bay Leadership Summit about how to deal with the rampant corruption in the public sector; it was reported in The Herald newspaper the next day...

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