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S African Prez Ramaphosa announces sweeping reforms to combat corruption

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said he'll implement sweeping reforms in response to recommendations by a judicial panel that probed corruption during his predecessor

Cyril Ramaphosa | (Photo: Bloomberg)
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Cyril Ramaphosa | (Photo: Bloomberg)

Paul Vecchiatto and S'thembile Cele | Bloomberg
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said he’ll implement sweeping reforms in response to recommendations by a judicial panel that probed corruption during his predecessor Jacob Zuma’s calamitous rule.

The president undertook to review and redesign the country’s entire anti-graft architecture, ban ministers from participating in procurement at state companies, introduce new laws regulating the issuing of government contracts and ensure whistle-blowers are better protected.  

“The people of South Africa are tired of corruption and want it to end,” Ramaphosa said in a televised address to the nation on Sunday, a day after submitting a 76-page report to parliament that details

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First Published: Oct 24 2022 | 12:37 PM IST

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