No price being paid by corrupt
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