ANC can self-cor­rect

Business Day - - OPINION -

De­spite much of the ser­vice de­liv­ery chal­lenges in the coun­try, the ANC has the ca­pac­ity to self- cor­rect and carry on the legacy of build­ing a bet­ter life for all peo­ple.

The great­est stum­bling blocks were not as a re­sult of pol­icy con­straints but largely on im­ple­men­ta­tion, with rogue el­e­ments be­ing re­spon­si­ble for the cur­rent state of af­fairs.

The lat­ter crys­tallises a lack of po­lit­i­cal will to se­ri­ously deal with cor­rup­tion across all spheres of the gov­ern­ment.

Amid the con­ster­na­tion over state cap­ture, the 2019 gen­eral elec­tions eu­pho­ria has cre­ated a fer­tile ground for pol­i­tick­ing about the bil­lions of rand of tax­pay­ers’ monies that were looted by crooks and their cronies.

While no-one has been charged or con­victed yet, the hard left is adding flesh to the bones of the list process. How­ever, win­ning elec­tions with a land­slide ma­jor­ity still hinges on a breed of de­ploy­ees on a list to par­lia­ment.

The ANC has been un­equiv­o­cal that com­rades un­der a cloud of cor­rup­tion would be re­moved from the list through the in­ter­nal vet­ting process. Not sur­pris­ingly, those fail­ing to pass muster, and di­vi­sive el­e­ments, would be ex­punged out­right. This is to en­sure a sat­is­fac­tory level of cred­i­bil­ity from cadres with the view to take the elec­torate into its con­fi­dence.

On the whole, these are the in­gre­di­ents for or­gan­i­sa­tional re­newal to bol­ster the ANC as a party to lead SA.

Con­ti­nu­ity would have a snow­ball ef­fect on eco­nomic re­cov­ery to keep up with the global trends. This would yield pos­i­tive re­sults in terms of for­eign in­vestor ap­petite for the coun­try to stim­u­late growth in the econ­omy. There­fore, the proof of ef­fi­cacy of the new dawn is in the vote for the ANC.

Mor­gan Phaahla Ekurhu­leni

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