Mthethwa: Corruption undermines democracy

2011-06-24 22:23

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Johannesburg - Corruption undermines democratic processes in South Africa, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said on Friday.

"Its impact tends to undermine democratic processes and corporate governance, while eroding social cohesion and values," he told the SA Policing Union (Sapu) anti-corruption symposium in Midrand.

Mthethwa said when public officials displayed unethical conduct public confidence in government processes and institutions was eroded.

Legal and policy prescripts were being strengthened by his department and disciplinary regulations were being reviewed within the SA Police Service.

Problems in combating police corruption included reluctance to report corrupt colleagues, as well as that of some police administrators to acknowledge corruption.

An improved anti-corruption strategy focusing on "prevention, detection, investigation and restorative actions" was under deliberation, Mthethwa said.

"In brief, our programme... consists of achieving better policing, ... [an] efficient criminal justice system, involvement of society in the fight against crime, and a campaign to refurbish the moral fibre of South African society," he said.

Trade union officials from a number of Southern African Development Community countries, advisor to Norwegian ambassador Ingrid Skjolaas, Washington-based naval researcher Dr Nathan Meehan, and Lawyers for Human Rights representative Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh also attended the symposium.
- SAPA
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