“We shall stand against corruption in every possible way.” – Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana
On the 7th of August 2020 six organisations issued a moral call against COVID-19 corruption. These organisations, who call themselves the Moral Collective consist of The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution, the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, the Foundation for Human Rights, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, and the South African Council of Churches.
With the crippling effect of COVID-19 on South Africa’s social, economic and health care systems, the government allocated a R500 billion relief package to combat this disaster. Unsurprisingly, government officials looted billions of these funds for personal gain. What should have been a time of ubuntu became an opportunity for exploitation. Following the moral call, The SACC has taken action against COVID-19 corruption in an anti-corruption campaign that states.