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Hope that South Africa's COVID-19 corruption inspires action

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CAPE TOWN – There's some hope in South Africa that this time the outrage against corruption inspires effective action.

Public anger over suspect government contracts worth nearly $900 million for the purchase of supplies to fight COVID-19 may finally bring the South African government to take more decisive steps against corruption, say experts.

Africa's most developed economy is already deeply mired in corruption with a commission of inquiry hearing allegations of widespread graft during the tenure of former president Jacob Zuma.

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