PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Crracker
 
Comments: 4
Article views: 5
 
 
Latest Badges:



 
View all Crracker's badges.
 

A suggestion to compel honesty in politicians

07 May 2012, 20:46

This is in reaction to the article by Esethu Hasane, Corruption:  A Phenomenon  not  even the  DA  will  escape, 7 May 2012.

  

Is it possible that a culture of dishonesty/corruption has taken hold in the ANC? It seems like it. At least we don’t detect the same (yet) in other parties.

Throw all dishonest politicians/public servants/figures out. Or they will stay in power and protect each other.

  

To wait for the voters to do it eventually will be too late. The ANC is here to stay in control for quite some time, for various and appreciable reasons. Renewal and practical steps will have to be initiated from within its own ranks. In the longer term it will also assist and protect the honest and sincere people in its ranks and ensure their freedoms. We will all benefit.

  

Reasonable suspicion should be enough ground for removal from position. If we have to rely and wait for court decisions we will wait forever. In addition, in criminal cases it is a huge problem given the power balance in state institutions, the vulnerability of witnesses and the burden of proof to get convictions. We are all aware of the overburden and time consuming nature of the legal system.

  

Institutionalize a kind of public protector NOT appointed by politicians or their pals or their influence to determine if there is reasonable suspicion and just get on with it.

It will be in the (especially longer term) interests of all of us and our freedoms that mere reasonable suspicion be used as the test. Those who don’t agree with it should stay out of public life. Let the onus rest on them to keep their noses clean and to be seen to have clean noses. 


Legislation to introduce the above should not require amendments to the Constitution as it will be fair to all in all respects. But anyway, why not amend the Constitution if need be? The measure will expand and aid our democracy for the good.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
4 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Kdoggy dog
Transformation is like a plant

Transformation is at the heart of South African Sport. Its just like a hemorrhoid, this issue just won't go away,even if you wish it.  Read more...

0 comments 657 views
Community development forum in Kr...

I have been asking myself if we are really free. We are living in a democratic system under the status quo of the apartheid. That in a nutshell means we are not free. Read more...

0 comments 181 views
Submitted by
Adv Sphamandla Blose
What are we really commemorating?...

South African government is busy spending so much hosting huge events commemorating being Free, are we really free? Read more...

0 comments 217 views
Submitted by
Thomas Kolathu
(Free)dom

A single word can be used to describe the youth of South Africa currently. Read more...

0 comments 219 views
Submitted by
Grant Abbott
Freedom Day for who?

What kind of freedom is it if you still live in a shack, or have to beg for food? What good is the freedom to vote if you still feel like a refugee in your own country?  Read more...

0 comments 823 views
Submitted by
Steven Benjamin
Springbok Transformation

To the untrained eye it seems like a simple issue. Maybe it is and we’ve just complicated it by our love for drama. Whatever it is, where will the Springboks be when race is no longer an issue? Read more...

0 comments 2005 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2016 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.