Analyst: SA on tipping point of ‘mafia state’

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa is not yet a mafia state, however, it is approaching the tipping point.

That is according to Jenni Irish-Qhobosheane from the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime.

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While the country still mourns the death of rapper AKA, five people have now been killed in Mariannhill in KwaZulu-Natal.

“Organised crime flourishes because of corruption,” says Irish-Qhobosheane.

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“We do need to look at the whole issue of systemic corruption taking place within the police.”

According to Irish-Qhobosheane, corruption allows organised crime to operate in the space where it’s operating.

Author: editor

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