Is ANC truly dedicated to protecting corrupt officials?
South Africa’s official opposition party said the ruling party is dedicated to protecting corrupt officials.
Instead of holding the corrupt officials accountable by suspending them pending disciplinary enquiries, DA said ANC will always shelter the corrupts from the wrath of their evil deeds.
DA expressed the sentiments above while it demanded of the ANC to suspend Amathole District Mayor, Nomasikizi Konza, with immediate effect.
Konza along with Mayoral Committee Member, Councillor Nanziwe Rulashe, were arrested by the Hawks on Monday for allegedly defrauding the municipality of public’s funds
DA said the party stands firm with the principle that considered one innocent unless proven guilty. Nonetheless, they called on ANC “to do the right thing and suspend Konza pending the outcome of this investigation so that the integrity of the investigation can remain intact and free from all potential manipulation in the hands of a Mayor who has a dark cloud hanging over her head.”
The party lamented that ANC through its regional secretary, Thembalethu “Teris” Ntutu is already accusing “the Hawks of persecuting Khonza, and expressed their unconditional support of her.
This comes as no surprise as the ANC has shown greater dedication to protecting corrupt officials, including President Zuma, instead of holding them accountable by suspending them pending disciplinary enquiries.
We reiterate our call on the ANC to hold Khonza and Rulashe to account by removing them from office through immediate suspension, DA stated.
Commenting, the Shadow Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs – Kevin Mileham affirmed that the ANC governs like the lives of 8.9 million unemployed South Africa do not matter.
That, Mileham said, “is the exact opposite of what it stood for in the struggle for liberation.”
Meanwhile, DA said they will continuously condemn “the perpetual looting of public funds by the ANC…(and) the nonchalant attitude of ANC leaders at all levels of government.”