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State capture whistle-blowers want answers from BLSA over Bain & Co

Gqubule-Mbeki is a former SABC economics editor and was part of the “SABC 8”, a group of journalists who stood up against the leadership of the public broadcaster during the time of former COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

“We don’t believe the prosecution arm of government should be assisted by the private sector because the private sector has been largely complicit [in state capture],” she said.

Gqubule-Mbeki said they would support an independent, distanced fund to be established so the independence of the prosecution arms and judiciary would be upheld.  

The group had earlier read out a joint statement, signed by 22 of the whistle-blowers, including:

In the statement, they call for reforms in the Protected Disclosures Act to protect whistle-blowers. These would include compensation of whistle-blowers for harm, loss of livelihoods, income, life savings, reputations and pensions, among other things.

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