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'Those implicated in State Capture are trying to intimidate whistle-blowers'

20 January 2022 9:03 AM
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State Capture
Corruption
Johann van Loggerenberg
Themba Maseko
GCIS
Refilwe Moloto
Whistle-blower
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Atholl Williams

Refilwe Moloto interviews former GCIS boss and whistle-blower Themba Maseko.
  • Just days after the release of the first part of the State Capture Commission report, someone broke into the house of whistle-blower Themba Maseko, without entering rooms where valuables were stored

  • The state is not providing any support or protection to whistle-blowers like Maseko


FILE: Former government spokesperson Themba Maseko alongside former President Jacob Zuma. Picture: EWN.

Babita Dokoran was shot dead in front of her home. Atholl Williams had to flee the country. And now, somebody broke into the homes of former Sars executive Johann van Loggerenberg and former GCIS boss and whistle-blower Themba Maseko.

Loggerenberg and Maseko are calling attention to the plight of those standing up to corruption – with little backing from the state.

Refilwe Moloto interviewed Maseko, asking him to recount what he can about the incident, and what he feels the government should be doing to protect citizens like himself and Van Loggerenberg (scroll up to listen).

It’s a very suspicious incident… The people didn’t make any attempt to force entry into other rooms where there was good that they could’ve stolen… They avoided the cameras… It was highly orchestrated. We were terrified!

Themba Maseko

A private individual is providing me with security; no support from the government… I don’t have the means to acquire private investigators…

Themba Maseko

Those implicated in the State Capture Commission report… are obviously worried… Chances are there will be prosecution… They’re going to try everything in their means to intimidate… We know what happened to Babita…

Themba Maseko

The government is not showing any signs of wanting to protect whistle-blowers…

Themba Maseko

I decided to defy Zuma… After defying I was kicked out of the government; I then decided to blow the whistle… I was willing to testify… I am glad that more and more people came out to expose the rot of the Gupta family…

Themba Maseko



20 January 2022 9:03 AM
Tags:
State Capture
Corruption
Johann van Loggerenberg
Themba Maseko
GCIS
Refilwe Moloto
Whistle-blower
Breakfast with Refilwe Moloto
Atholl Williams

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