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Whistle-blower Athol Williams says he had to leave SA for his safety

Cape Town – Author, speaker, and previous University of Cape Town Professor and informant Athol Williams said he needed to leave South Africa for his wellbeing. 

FILE – Athol Williams appeared before the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture. 24.03.21. File photo: Itumeleng English/African News Agency(ANA)

"If I stayed at home there was a decent possibility I'd be quieted, so I left, yet I will keep supporting for truth and facilitating the reason for equity regardless of how a long way from home I am," Williams said. 

"I have minimal left to lose now other than the adoration for a couple. Be that as it may, I won't lose my determination to oppose the catch of South Africa. I anticipate the day, soon, when I can get back to proceed with our aggregate work to understand the guarantee of our popular government." 

Williams said he left the country on November 1. 

In his assertion, he portrays embracing each individual from his close family in tears prior to loading onto his flight. 

He said he was not passing on the nation to take some time off or an excursion for work, however was leaving for his security. 

​"Concern for my wellbeing had been developing since I called out organizations and people engaged with state catch and affirmed before the Zondo Commission," he proceeded. 

"Maybe then lessen after I affirmed, these worries expanded while the possibility of arraignments developed. After Babita Deokaran was killed, concerns spiked, on the grounds that it showed that specialists were deciding not to proactively secure informants." 

Senior Gauteng Health official and debasement informant Deokaran – who has gunned down external her Winchester Hills home – was a key informant in an examination concerning dodgy individual defensive hardware (PPE) contracts in Gauteng. 

Deokaran was shot a few times outside her Joburg-south, Mondeor, home subsequent to dropping off her youngster at school on August 23. 

In his assertion on Sunday, Williams said that he chose to leave after he got "alerts from confided in partners and a common society association about a planned exertion against" him. 

"We have an exceptionally hazardous circumstance in South Africa where we acknowledge the story that a couple of rotten ones are associated with state catch," he said. 

"The undermined web extends across our general public and requirements striking activity to get this out. It begins with every one of us. Challenge people around you to act with heart and with boldness," Williams said. 

On June 1, UCT denied claims by Williams that the foundation's ombudsman offered him quiet cash to quit "raising worries about their dealings with state catch organizations". 

"Mr. Williams reliably asserts UCT would rather not connect with him and made cases that he was 'getting no assistance' and afterward 'offered cash by UTC. UCT absolutely dismisses these bends of reality and denies these cases," UCT said in an assertion. 

It began on Tuesday morning when Williams took to online media guaranteeing the ombudsman offered him "quiet cash". 

"Peruse this gradually ... the University of Cape Town ombudsman offered me quiet cash. We have sunk so low in SA. Anybody with a stage willing to raise the alert?" he composed on Twitter. 

Reacting to a Tweet asking what the cash was for Williams said: "To quit raising worries about their dealings with state catch organizations". 

In the assertion, UCT said it regarded and praised Williams for his endeavors to call out misrepresentation and debasement. 

The college said it completely upheld the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture and the endeavors planned to comprehend and remediate state catch and debasement. 

On April 1, Cape Times announced that Williams blamed UCT for dispatching a public assault on him after he supposedly dismissed their money offer. 

He said he accepted the cash was to compensate for not being offered paid leave to finish a 700-page affirmation for the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture. 

In light of the case, the college said it made an interaction accessible for Williams to draw in with them to attempt to determine different issues. 

In March, Williams, a previous senior teacher at UCT's Graduate School of Business, affirmed at the Zondo Commission on data identifying with the South African Revenue Service and his previous occupation at the executive's consultancy firm Bain. 

Williams let the commission know that the firm was working with the previous president Jacob Zuma for monetary benefit through state catch. 

He said that UCT had not upheld him when he blew the whistle and ventured forward. 

Williams likewise affirmed that the college kept on working with organizations engaged with state catch. 

Whistle-blower Athol Williams says he had to leave SA for his safety, fearing he would be ’silenced’ (

At that point, UCT delivered an assertion because of Williams' declaration, denying his cases.

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