Saying corruption is a problem in our society is like saying Floyd Shivambu isn’t afraid of using gestures when he can’t find his words. Corruption is now so serious, and so much money is being wasted, that sometimes it appears service delivery is grinding to a halt.
And certainly, in some smaller municipalities, where we’ve seen people dying because of sabotage to water pumps, it is. To be able to predict whether this is going to be repeated across our country as a whole, it is vitally important to examine how the ANC is doing in its own battle against corruption. So far, the party has done a good job in working out theoretical solutions. But it simply cannot implement them.
In the run-up to the ANC’s 2012 Mangaung Conference, the party drew up a long list of discussion documents. One of the more interesting was drawn up by the always-thoughtful Gauteng Provincial Secretary, David Makhura. As one of the main leaders of a province that was going to oppose President Jacob Zuma, he was always an interesting choice (he has since gone on to other things, like becoming Gauteng Premier and tilting at e-toll gantries). Makhura…
Source : Daily Maverick