It’s time to prosecute says state capture whistleblower

Johannesburg – State capture whistleblower Athol Williams says the country has taken a big step in the pursuit of truth and justice.

This after President Cyril Ramaphosa received Part I of the state capture inquiry report.

Implicated in the report is US management consultancy firm Bain & Co and former SARS boss Tom Moyane.

Williams says it’s time to prosecute those implicated.

He testified against the global consulting company at the Zondo Commission last year. Williams says it’s vital to start prosecuting those implicated in the report and that Ramaphosa should move to properly resource prosecutors to handle these cases.

“I’m concerned about the capacity our law enforcement has to prosecute,” he said.

“I’m looking closely at what the president will say to parliament because if it’s not major resourcing up of law enforcement capabilities, I think we’re then fooling ourselves and the commission would’ve been a waste of time.

“I don’t think it’s a waste of time. The president needs to take seriously about resourcing up our prosecuting authorities and resourcing up the support of whistleblowers. Failing that then it’s difficult to see how things will be different from what we’ve seen in the past.”

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