Lessons from China for South Africa's corruption crisis

Earlier in the week, the 702 Afternoon Drive show with Bongani Bingwa reflected on the 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party.

It is where China's policies and leaders are chosen. It's a well-choreographed affair with a full display of the might and prominence of the most populous country in the world.

Shannon Ebrahim, Foreign Editor at Independent Newspapers says the people of China need to have faith in the communist party of China and that it will implement clean governance.

With the growing capitalism in the country, the huge population and the big party bureaucracy there has been corruption coming in at every level.

Shannon Ebrahim, Foreign Editor at Independent Newspapers

And so this has become one of the priorities of the communist party to root out corruption at every level. And the president has called those targeted the tigers and the flies, basically the high and low ranking officials of the party.

Shannon Ebrahim, Foreign Editor at Independent Newspapers

Take a listen:


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