Cape Town - The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address, saying that it was a more credible, believable and nation-building speech the country has heard over the last decade, but noted that it was ambitious.
Wayne Duvenage, Outa chief executive, said they welcomed Ramaphosa's promises to rebuild state institutions damaged by capture and corruption and his encouragement for prosecutions and the urgent recovery of stolen state funds.
"South Africa is tired of lip service when it comes to combating corruption and building the economy," said Wayne Duvenage, Outa chief executive.
"We are still waiting to see action against prominent state-capture ringleaders, including some who still hold senior positions in government. We need to see their urgent removal."
Duvenage also said that Outa welcomed the prioritisation of Eskom's recovery, but called on the finance-lending houses to play their part in restructuring the loans and finding solutions to Eskom's predicament.