The South African Council of Churches (SACC) says many people who came forward to share information of state capture and corruption did not feel safe to go public.
On THursday, the SACC released the findings of what it calls the Unburdening Panel which invited politicians to come forward and reveal information about corruption and state capture.
The panel consisted of Bishop Zipho Siwa, Judge Yvonne Makgoro, Dr Brigalia Bam and Bishop Mosa Sono.
SACC secretary general, Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana, says this was not an investigation but was meant to "unburden" people who wanted to speak out.
Mpumlwana says African National Congress (ANC) agreed to accept findings of the panel because many people did not feel safe, and preferred going to the church.
He says the findings are bad and more serious than expected, but they are reparable.
Listen to the full interview with Bishop Mpumlwana below for more details on findings...
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