Mafia society

Mafia society

Whoever would have thought it likely that company accountants would become prime targets for murder? This week Cloete Murray and his son Thomas Murray were murdered as they drove towards their home in Pretoria, leaving a workplace where they were helping wind up a business. They were peppered with bullets. Their murders are the latest in a series of assassinations of people conducting investigations of financial malpractice, in local authorities, in central government, in private businesses. The evil combination of criminal networks, political connections, business elites, has given rise to the phrase ‘mafia state‘ in South Africa, but clearly it is much wider than the state and is better renamed mafia society. And for more information about these particular murders, see https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-65007942

Last updated: 24 March 2023


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