- The ANC stated that it is unsettled by the amount of corruption in the state
- The party has promised to intensify the fight against corruption in South Africa
- Lifestyle audits are to be done on officials who are suspected of being corrupt
South Africa's ruling party has stated that it is shocked by the level of corruption of the state.
The ANC admitted that higher-ups managed to ransack the governmental coffers undeterred by the fight against corruption.
Despite having the Special Investigating Unit and the Hawks swooping in on corruption, the level of corruption has increased.
Transnet, Eskom, the Passenger Rail Agency of SA and the South African arms manufacturer Denel are only a few of the state-owned companies that have suffered under corruption.
As part of its election campaign, the African National Congress has promised to take on corruption more intensely.
One of the ANC's plans to fight corruption includes doing lifestyle audits on politicians and public servants.
IOL reported that the ANC had a workshop outside Pretoria this weekend, aimed at creating plans that will raise support for the party.
It is believed the ANC will be focusing on land issues and good governance for their political campaign.
The party will be facing its toughest contest since 1994.
The last year has revealed many new cases of corruption, and like all South Africans, we are shocked by the scale of corruption and the allegations of state capture, which we are determined to root out.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the ANC promised to use any means to get to the core of the corruption problem. The party stated it will not hesitate to act against any of its leaders that are found guilty of corruption.
The ANC hopes that the Special Investigation Unit will prove useful in fighting corruption even more in the future.
According to the ANC, those found guilty of corruption are the very people who were supposed to protect the country against it. Police officers, politicians, prosecutors and intelligence agencies were all guilty of being corrupt.
The ANC stated that it has a vision for 2030 and part of the vision is the improvement of the skills of managers in the government.
The ruling party further said that it is not for sale. Anyone donating to the party must not expect favours or perks in return.
President Cyril Ramaphosa said the country and its people is not without hope.
He pointed out that since he took over the country, there has been a lot of work done by the ANC. The president referred to the fight to end corruption and the land reform issues taken on by the party.
The president further added that the ANC has failed to handle the land reform issue since it took over in 1994.
Since 1994 we have implemented a policy of land claims and land reform to reverse the apartheid injustice. There has been very slow progress and the patterns of the past have not really changed. Land has been expensive to buy and we spent more than R50 billion on land reform.
The ANC does not agree with the EFF's idea to nationalise all land. President Ramaphosa stated that the land must be owned by the people.
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