Zimbabwean-born billionaire and philanthropist, Strive Masiyiwa, said that African countries need more “Zondo Commissions” to unearth corruption which should be followed up with prosecutions.
Masiyiwa was addressing the ninth annual Desmond Tutu International peace lecture in South Africa on Monday. He said:
We have to go the full mile with the Zondo inquiry. It must end up with prosecutions. It must end up with those found to have let us down taking the punishment for it, not because we seek vengeance but because we seek justice to ensure we have foundations for a just, fair, dignified society.
The Zondo Commission, also known as Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, is a public inquiry launched by the government of Cyril Ramaphosa in August 2018 to “investigate allegations of State Capture, Corruption, Fraud and other allegations in the Public Sector including Organs of State” in South Africa.
Some of the notable South Africans who have given testimony before the Commission include Angelo Grizzi, former President Jacob Zuma, and his son Duduzane Zuma.