Cor­rup­tion per­pet­u­ates in SA

The New Age (KwaZulu-Natal) - - Comment -

IF I were the Min­is­ter of Pub­lic En­ter­prises I would ap­point Dik­gang Moseneke with Ter­ence Nombe­mbe at the helm of Eskom.

In the same way, de­ploy fa­ther Sman­gal­iso Mkhatshwa to lead SAA with Sizwe Nx­as­ana as the cap­tain. The truth is that the shenani­gans be­set­ting state-owned en­ti­ties bor­der on cor­po­rate gov­er­nance and ac­count­abil­ity de­vi­a­tions.

Ra­tion­ally, a de­ploy­ment of ca­pable cadres with req­ui­site skills is an ideal strat­egy for the ruling party to take charge of the state in or­der to mean­ing­fully trans­form so­ci­ety.

This is bol­stered by the the­ory that de­ploy­ees would process gov­ern­ment man­dates in the per­for­mance of their du­ties to de­liver on the ob­jec­tives set out in the party elec­tion man­i­festo. The chal­lenge arises when those en­trusted to re­alise this goal get em­broiled in mal­ad­min­is­tra­tion of a cor­rupt na­ture.

Painfully, the ef­fects are gravely felt by the poor, the un­em­ployed and the needy, par­tic­u­larly the sickly and the home­less. The re­al­ity is that cor­rup­tion per­pet­u­ates in­sta­bil­ity in the coun­try.

And the rot is right at the top, hence cor­rup­tion has oc­cu­pied space in so­ci­ety. Our way of life has been re­placed by cor­rupt con­duct, we bribe to get ahead of oth­ers, we bribe to get things done our way and we bribe to get away with wrong­do­ing.

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