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Association of National Criminals to Fight Corruption

27 January 2014, 07:04


Corruption is the bane of our country which is a fundamental threat to our constitutional democracy and was on the verge of making South Africa dysfunctional.

According to Transparency International's 2011 Corruption Perceptions Index, South Africa is perceived to be becoming more corrupt with each passing year.

On a scale of 0 [being highly corrupt] to 10 [being very clean], we have fallen from a ranking of 5.1 in 2007 to 4.1 in 2011.

South Africa’s past time is fiddling which comes in various guises, bribery, cooking the books, pilfering, tenderpreneuring, creative bookkeeping, theft, dishonesty, profligate spending, call it what you like, but the money’s not theirs in the first place.

Jacob Zuma, was processed through the criminal court when he charged to stands trial on various counts of racketeering, money laundering, corruption, tax evasion and fraud but was saved from corruption charges by the political bell. Crucially the dropping of the charges against Jacob Zuma has left him with a cloud of allegations hanging over his head.

There is an old adage that embraces the Indian Culture, which I will share with the readers “they say that an Ox wagon mobilized by a span of oxen will follow the Ox that leads the span.”

Daily we read about new cases of corruption, according to a report by the Public Service Commission (PSC), the government as suffered a tremendous loss due to the misappropriation of funds by corrupt government officials who have traditionally treated the country’s’ coffers as though they were their personal businesses and like harvester ants they gobble up funds leading extravagant lifestyles that could be spent on the poor and the hungry.. It seems there is little moral fibre left in public servants.

In South Africa, all too often, those guilty of corruption are shifted sideways or redeployed, it seems that promotion is the way to deal with troublemakers, Very seldom do heads role.

This gnaws away the foreign confidence in South Africa, putting our new democracy at risk.

President Jacob Zuma dubbed a “political polygamist” and a populist suffering from the foot-in mouth” said that South Africa is the only country that has a dedicated programme to fight corruption. This bloke is a joke because he expects us to say 'well done government’. The scary part is that Jacob Zuma sometimes can be outrageously funny and I can’t stop rolling on the floor with laughter.

The African National Congress does not have any intention fighting corruption and Jacob Zuma is just blowing smoke out of the shower rose.

Using an old Biblical saying, "a house divided against itself, will fall." Jesus said when asked if the Devil could cast out the Devil. 

The fight against corruption cannot be led by leaders when corruption and greed run through their veins. Corruption has become a “profession” and those involved in it had become experts.

To fight corruption, the justice system must be reformed from the bottom up. I suggest that the principle ‘innocent until proven guilty’ should be abolished and replace it with ‘guilty until you can prove otherwise’. That would immediately get rid of bail applications and keep perpetrators away from society until their day in court.  

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