WEAR AN ORANGE MASK ON FRIDAYS TO FIGHT CORRUPTION
OUTA is among many organisations who are supporting the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation in its call for South Africans to wear orange masks on Fridays as a show of solidarity in the stand against Covid-19 corruption. And we’re asking our Supporters to do the same.
Covid-19 corruption, particularly related to personal protective equipment (PPE) “tenders”, has South Africans up in arms. The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation and civil society have launched the orange mask campaign in response to the widespread looting of funds meant to address the Coronavirus. Orange was selected, as it symbolises the orange overalls that corrupt individuals should (and hopefully will) wear in prison.
“By wearing orange masks, people will demonstrate their anger about Covid-19 corruption and will effectively be telling the government and the private sector that they value SA's democracy and constitution,” the Foundation says.