Ramaphosa shares a heartfelt letter to ANC members
The president of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa has described corruption as the party’s greatest challenges since the advent of democracy.
In his letter to ANC members on Sunday, Ramaphosa describes corruption as an unforgivable betrayal to millions of South Africans. Ramaphosa said what caused the greatest outrage is that there are private sector companies and individuals (including civil society) who have exploited a grave medical, social and economic crisis to wrongfully enrich themselves.
“This is an unforgivable betrayal for millions of South Africans who are being negatively affected by the impact of COVID-19, experiencing hunger daily, hopeless and joblessness,” said Ramaphosa.
He said the party had embarked on several measures to tackle corruption in the public sector.
“Since the 54th national conference, we have taken decisive measures in the government to disrupt and dismantle the state capture networks and decisively deal with the scourge of corruption,” he added.
He further stated that the ANC may not stand alone in the dock, but it does stand as accused number one.
“We have established an investigative directorate in the NPA to investigate and prosecute high level corruption,” said Ramaphosa.
Ramaphosa also encouraged ANC members to end corruption and live up to the legacy of freedom fighters such as Nelson Mandela, Tambo and Luthuli.