ANC to step up fight against corruption

2014-01-25 18:14
Gwede Mantashe (Picture: AFP)

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Pretoria - The ANC will step up the fight against corruption, secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Saturday.

"Let me tell you that the ANC is going to be tough on corruption," he told reporters on the sideline of the national executive committee lekgotla in Irene, south of Pretoria.

"It has always been hard [on corruption]."

Mantashe said the party had been committed to the fight for years but the good work it had done was not recognised.

"There are a lot of people who are not acknowledged that have been removed from serious positions," he said.

Every time there was a new allegation the public would hear about of how the African National Congress was doing nothing to fight corruption.

Processes to be followed

Mantashe said if the numbers could be known, the public would realise that the party had taken action following accusations of corruption against members.

He explained that as much as disciplinary action should be taken, there were processes which had to be followed.

The party had to allow for those accused to be tried in the courts.

Mantashe said the ANC would not make rash decisions when tackling the issue.

"What we won't do is play to the gallery and just go all over doing a witch-hunt because we want to be seen doing something," he said.

- SAPA

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