The ANC has promised to take corrupt officials on and to deal with those working against their core intention of serving the people of South Africa. This comes as the various commissions uncover officials abusing their positions to benefit themselves.
The ANC has pledged that corrupt officials will be dealt with, allowing the ruling party to return to its original function - benefiting South Africans:
"We will not tolerate practices that harm the public interest. We will hold people accountable and those who loot public resources will face the full might of the law."
According to News24, the ANC will ensure that those who presided over state capture will be met with the long arm of the law, ensuring that lifestyle audits, broader vetting and financial monitoring are put in place to avoid future mishaps.
The party commented on the state capture inquiry, saying that the corruption uncovered had revealed their attempt to supply South Africa with numerous services has actually hindered service delivery.
Other promises the ANC made:
- To strengthen the criminal justice system in an attempt to recover stolen public funds, even those stored overseas
- Put measures in place to prevent private companies and others from engaging in tax avoidance, illicit financial flows, illegal import and export fraud, preventing tax revenue theft
- Ensuring lifestyle audits, stricter vetting and financial monitoring are swiftly put into place in public service
- Ensuring stricter implementation of laws preventing public servants from doing business with the government
- Develop systems to ensure transparency in the tender system, acting against fraud, bribery and corruption
- Engage and strengthen a social contract on anti-corruption, aimed at discouraging people from turning a blind eye to corruption
- A service delivery 'barometer' will be put in place to monitor the impact the state has on the lives of citizens
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