AfriForum welcomes disclosure of Digital Vibes report
29 September 2021
The civil rights organisation AfriForum welcomes the publication of the Special Investigating Unit’s (SIU) report on the Digital Vibes corruption scandal, but condemned the fact that a PAIA application had to be brought before this could happen.
According to Johan Kruger, Head of Community Development at AfriForum, it is a pity that the report was published after such a long time. “AfriForum has submitted an application for access to information to obtain the report. However, the state deliberately dragged its feet before the report was finally sent to us by the presidency today. It is unacceptable that these types of applications must first be launched before the public can access information to which they are actually entitled,” Kruger adds.
Kruger further says that the corruption exposed in the report is a clear confirmation that AfriForum’s tax protest campaign is needed more than ever.
“The waste of tax money by corrupt public servants has become part of life in South Africa, we simply can no longer accept this. Tax protest action is therefore justified and AfriForum will intensify its campaign,” Kruger concludes.
Issued by Chante Kelder, Media Relations Officer, AfriForum, 29 September 2021