No price be­ing paid by cor­rupt

The Star Early Edition - - LETTERS -

THE prob­lem with the body politic of South Africa is that there’re no con­se­quences for all those found, or al­legedly in­volved, in wrong­do­ing or acts of cor­rup­tion.

The line al­ways is con­dem­na­tion, or our fas­ci­na­tion with com­mis­sions of in­quiry which take years and enor­mous re­sources from the state with lit­tle ac­tion, if any, on find­ings and rec­om­men­da­tions.

Lots of ex­posés have been laid bare, from the State of Cap­ture, Be­trayal of the Prom­ise, the Gupta e-mails and now, re­cently, the di­ag­nos­tic re­port from the ANC sec­re­tary gen­eral which he tabled to the ANC pol­icy con­fer­ence last week.

We now all know how our state, in­clud­ing its state en­ti­ties, were cap­tured and plun­dered by the greedy few at the ex­pense of the ma­jor­ity of the poor South Africans at large.

My gripe with the cur­rent lead­er­ship is the fail­ure to take the nec­es­sary “con­se­quence man­age­ment” against all those who are im­pli­cated.

Our se­cu­rity agen­cies – from the Hawks to the NDPP – are deaf­en­ing in their si­lence and lack of ac­tion, with less said about their ca­pac­ity to pro­tect their own as­sets and build­ings against the thieves.

As South Africans, we are wait­ing with bated breath for ac­tion from all those who are in the po­si­tion of author­ity and en­trusted with the task and re­spon­si­bil­ity of pro­tect­ing the coun­try and its ci­ti­zens.

Not­with­stand­ing the call for the com­mis­sion of in­quiry, how­ever, what we re­quire ur­gently is ac­tion against all those who are im­pli­cated.

The time for di­ag­nos­tics is over; we need the real cure to deal with the can­cer of cor­rup­tion that is rav­aging our na­tion. Siphiwe Mafika Mgcina ANC Gaut­eng cau­cus, in his per­sonal ca­pac­ity

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