Stating that the South African government has “dragged its feet” on anti-corruption reforms, the Justice and Peace Commission of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference has lent its support to an anti-corruption march scheduled for September 30.

“We believe that the government is not doing enough to demonstrate that it is serious in its efforts to prevent and combat corruption,” said Bishop Abel Gabuza of Kimberley, who leads the commission. “Political rhetoric is often not accompanied by decisive action.”