On Thursday, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng called for government to start funding political parties for elections in order to root out state capture.
Mogoeng made the remarks during his 67-Minutes Leadership Talk hosted by the People Matter Foundation in Kempton Park, Johannesburg.
“Elections don’t come every month or every year, they come once in a while. Because we don’t want state capture, we’ve got to budget whatever number of millions are necessary to distribute among those that deserve to run for political office.”
Mogoeng said allowing private institutions and individuals to fund politicians was the main issue creating corruption in the form of favours.
“There no such thing as a free lunch” he exclaimed.