Poloko Tau | City Press | 10 February 2018 | The atrium at the Women’s Gaol at Joburg’s historic Constitutional Hill felt tense, cold and, at times, deafeningly silent as dark secrets were laid bare.
Some in the audience gasped, others kept their heads down as witnesses spoke of how dodgy arms deals and state capture had afflicted the country for decades.
This week several civil society organisations hosted the five-day People’s Tribunal on Economic Crime. Panel chairperson and retired Justice Zak Yacoob tried his best to lighten the mood, interjecting with humorous questions or statements. But the thick tension in the room was hard to slice through.
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