Sadly there have been far too many stories of corruption over the past few months.
It’s so terrible to know that while most of the country was focused on the best way to deal with this pandemic, some of our leaders were looking at the best way to enrich themselves.
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni highlighted the scale and extent of the graft last week, when he closed the emergency measures that government implemented to quickly source Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
He said no sooner had the Covid budget been announced, thieves were already standing at the door, waiting to steal.
And they did so by ensuring tenders went to family and friends; and by grossly inflating prices for everything from gloves to hospital beds.
It is quite sickening to know that while we were being distracted by minimising deaths during a health crisis, others were plotting and planning ways to fatten their banks accounts.
All this while the Zondo Commission is still hearing about older corruption around the Guptas, which we are still recovering from.
A ministerial committee has been appointed to look into the tender irregularities and I do hope they use this as an opportunity to make some examples of their colleagues.
Because what they did is nothing short of stealing the boots off a corpse.