South Africans overwhelmed by corruption

South Africa
FILE: More than 80 percent of respondents think the SAPS is corrupt followed by parliament, political parties and the public service.

Johannesburg - The Transparency International report has revealed that many South Africans have admitted to paying a bribe over the past two years.

The overwhelming majority of those interviewed by the anti-corruption watchdog, believe corruption is rife in the country's state institutions.

More than 80 percent of respondents think the SAPS is corrupt followed by parliament, political parties and the public service.

The report said one in two South Africans surveyed, believe the judiciary is dishonest, with many admitting to having paid bribes to legal officials.

The Global Corruption Barometer was compiled using more than 100,000 interviews from over 100 countries.

-eNCA

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