Corruption not systemic - Mantashe

ANC’s Gwede Mantashe tells the BMF conference that corruption is being wrongfully stereotyped.

ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN

MIDRAND - ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe on Thursday told the Black Management Forum (BMF) conference that describing corruption as systemic is an "exaggeration".

Delegates at the two-day conference discussed the effects of corruption on South Africa's economy.

The two-day gathering is taking place in Midrand, north of Johannesburg.

Mantashe told the conference that corruption is usually given a collective identity.

He said it is worrying that corruption is linked to black, successful individuals or government.

According to Mantashe, graft is also prevalent in the private sector, but is hardly ever reported on.

He maintains that corruption in South Africa is not systemic.