PLEASE NOTE:

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

 
Directpolitical
 
Comments: 5
Article views: 389
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all Directpolitical's badges.
 

ANC's integrity committee

17 May 2013, 07:17

When an organisation as diverse as the ANC makes the first attempt to establish an integrity committee it leaves one to wonder if it was the dream of some prisoners released from Robben Island [Former exclusive detention centre for political prisoners , Survivors of the famous Rivonia Trial currently a World heritage site]. In the Oxford English dictionary integrity is a mass noun with two definitions. The first definition refers to integrity as the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles: a gentleman of complete integrity. The second definition of integrity refers to the state of being whole and undivided: upholding territorial integrity and national sovereignty. The latter definition seems to be the one eye that the established ANC integrity committee wish to see itself and its own members.

There some who would agree that the current ANC and its structures including the ANCYL and others are just parts of an ailing animal or a Skorokoro minibus. The Skorokoro is defined as a Worn and ragged beyond its years, usually used to describe a vehicle , in this case it serves the purpose as some excited members of the ANC would refer to it as” a vehicle of the transformation agenda” .The ailing animal in this case could be compared as a poached Rhino that has been hurt by the same people who are supposed to protect it. This keeps one asking further questions now that the ANC’ integrity committee has been established. The assumption by some that this committee  would serve its purpose of uniting the African National Congress is farfetched.

If  the first definition of integrity was understood and taken seriously by the current leadership of the ANC then they would understand that the moral principles of the African National Congress are not and will unlikely be in the hands of a few in a Democratic society. The establishment of the ANC’ integrity committee is just an attempt to make a few individuals to be the custodians of the Holy Grail of the organisation in which all members are expected to drink from it honesty and moral principles. One wonders who the brewers are?

Since the founding fathers of the ANC excelled in carrying the agenda of transformation and Freedom charter during their time , they haven’t managed to inspire the current role models. Since it was founded in 1912, the ANC started to hit the road as any new vehicle would, but due to wear and tear even the cheapest insurance premium wouldn’t cover its current state from the damages sustained by storms and hail over the recent years. When the sustained efforts of repression by the Apartheid system and its current operating cells, the ANC vehicle managed to drive through and carried the dreams of many in South Africa and around the world. Thanks to the drivers of the minibus including former president Chief AJ Luthuli, former president OR Tambo , former President NR Mandela and president TM Mbeki among others.The unquestionable integrity of the past presidents leaves one to wonder if the currently leadership will recover from multiple concurrent accidents that they sustained.

The Rhino wouldn’t inject itself with a remedy to bring its poached horn back and neither would the Skorokoro run to the garage for V-powered fuels hoping to renew its viability. The Freedom charter as adopted in Kliptown in 1955 start by “We, the people of South Africa ,declare for all our country and the world to know”. The opening line itself doesn’t need one to have an integrity committee to sense the integrity of the Freedom charter[The Freedom charter was the statement of core principles of the African National Congress in 1955 and it hasn’t changed].The people shall govern and determine the African National Congress’s Integrity.

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.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

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
5 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
jerrypitie
Investing in the poor pays much f...

It is nothing but a wreck of a thought and act of pruning short cuts for the lazy and the ignorants. Read more...

14 comments 359 views
Submitted by
Juanne Coetzee
Potential armed shopping robbers ...

ARREST - SAPS at their best Read more...

3 comments 684 views
Submitted by
Jotta Malvern Booysen
Open letter to Premier Helen Zill...

After kidney failure people need a new kidney or dialysis to live. If you do not get dialysis, toxins will build up in your blood and water will fill your lungs and you will die. Read more...

29 comments 1966 views
Submitted by
Natalie Paulse Fourie
Justice in this country is not re...

I have recently be made aware of an acquaintance who has been given over a year in prison for Drunk driving. There was no accident and no one was hurt. Read more...

11 comments 754 views
Submitted by
Freddie Jones
What am I missing?

The legal acrobatics that are currently happening because SABC chairwoman Ellen Tshabalala has been asked to produce evidence that she hold the qualifications that she claimed to hold are quite mystifying. Read more...

3 comments 520 views
Step into their shoes

Many times in life there are things which because of us being used to, we end up thinking they are just meant to be there or to be part of our life.  Read more...

4 comments 361 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

Retail Merchandiser

Cape Town
Mobile Recruitment
R3 000 - R3 500 Per Month

IT Auditor

Cape Town Southern Suburbs
Network Finance Sunninghill
R500 000 - R600 000 Per Year

Fund Accountant,Assc1

Western Cape
State Street Global Human Resources
R17 000 - R18 000 Per Month

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

One day only! – 40% off Appliances!

Get 40% off 100’s of appliances at kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

Seen something you like in our catalogue?

Find the perfect gift and save up to R5000 – As seen on the catalogue. Hurry and shop now!

Save up to R1000 on Hisense smartphones!

View the large range of Hisense smartphones. Buy today and save up to R1000!

Toys 4 for the price of 3

Buy 4 toys and get the cheapest FREE! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing prices – As seen on TV

Get mind blowing prices on 1000’s of products! Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

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 your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 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.