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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. 

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"If I stayed at home there was a decent possibility I'd be hushed, so I left, yet I will keep supporting for truth and advancing 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 affection for a couple. However, 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 vote-based system." 

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 getting onto his flight. 

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

​"Concern for my security 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 indictments developed. After Babita Deokaran was killed, concerns spiked, on the grounds that it showed that specialists were deciding not to proactively ensure informants." 

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

Deokaran was shot a few times outside her Joburg-south, Mondeor, home subsequent to dropping off her kid 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 an organized exertion against" him. 

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

"The ruined web extends across our general public and necessities strong activity to get this out. It begins with every one of us. Challenge everyone around you to act with soul and with mental fortitude," Williams said. 

On June 1, UCT denied claims by Williams that the establishment'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 draw in him and made cases that he was 'getting no assistance' and afterward 'offered cash by UTC. UCT thoroughly dismisses these contortions of truth 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 caution?" 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 commended 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 meant to comprehend and remediate state catch and debasement. 

On April 1, Cape Times revealed 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 speaker 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 board 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 associated 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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