Ur­gent ac­tion lack­ing in SA

The Star Early Edition - - LETTERS - Siphiwe Mafika Mgcina

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

The line al­ways is con­dem­na­tion or with com­mis­sions of in­quiry, some of which take years and enor­mous re­sources from the state with lit­tle ac­tion, if any, on mak­ing rec­om­men­da­tions and find­ing reme­dies.

Lots of ex­posés have been laid bare, from State of Cap­ture, Be­trayal of the Prom­ise, the Gupta e-mails and now the di­ag­nos­tic re­port by the ANC sec­re­tary-gen­eral tabled at the ANC pol­icy con­fer­ence.

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

My gripe with the cur­rent lead­er­ship is the fail­ure to act. Our se­cu­rity agen­cies from the Hawks to the NDPP (Na­tional Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tions) are deaf­en­ing with their si­lence and lack of ac­tion; less said about their ca­pac­ity to pro­tect their own as­sets and build­ings against the thieves.

As South Africans we hold our bated breath for ac­tion from all those in po­si­tions of au­thor­ity and en­trusted with the re­spon­si­bil­ity of pro­tect­ing the coun­try. Not­with­stand­ing the call for the com­mis­sion of in­quiry, what we re­quire ur­gently is ac­tion against all those who are im­pli­cated. ANC Gaut­eng cau­cus, in his per­sonal ca­pac­ity

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