The Congress Of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) wants ANC politicians to emulate Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and embrace investigations into any alleged wrongdoings.
COSATU applauded Mapisa-Nqakula for behaving in an “exemplary” manner and embracing investigation into her alleged illegal transportation of a Burundian national into South Africa.
Speaking for the organization, Sizwe Pamla stated that it is “refreshing to hear a minister welcoming an investigation and scrutiny directed at them and not claiming a conspiracy.
Cosatu believes that it’s wrong and dangerous for the political leadership to always evade or to be shielded and defended from any process of accountability. We do not believe in such double standards, and we expect that our laws should be applied equally to everyone.
We encourage more leaders to subject themselves to scrutiny and accountability and eliminate bureaucratic arrogance that is threatening our government. We need a responsive and accountable leadership,” Pamla added.
Thereafter, the spokesperson pointed out that the “never-ending scandals” ANC politicians are linked to, is excessively uncool.
It is a “risk gradually eroding the high moral ground of the movement (ANC) and weaken its political capacity to lead society,” Pamla asserted.
Like you already know, it’s alleged that Minister Mapisa-Nqakula illegally smuggled a young Burundian woman, Michele Wege into South Africa. Thereby contravening the Defence Act and abusing state resources.
Aside that, the Democratic Alliance (DA) party today, stated that “Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, has once again displayed an unshakable commitment to maintaining the luxurious lifestyle of Cabinet”
According to the opposition party, evidence obtained from their parliamentary question showed that South African Air Force (SAAF) flight hours are “being bizarrely diverted to transporting so-called ‘Very Very Important Persons’ (VVIP).”
DA wonders if the “VVIPs” are individuals closely linked to the President, like the Guptas.