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Zuma needs to 'step up corruption fight'

2011-08-08 14:17

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma needs to step up the fight against corruption, the Council for the Advancement of the SA Constitution (Casac) said on Monday.

"Casac has noted the president's affirmation of the government's commitment to the fight against corruption in his address to media owners [on Friday]," Casac spokesperson Masutane Modjadji said in a statement.

"The recognition that corruption undermines the government's ability to deliver on its mandate to the people of South Africa is a rallying call to steadfastly combat it.

"Whilst acknowledging the efforts that are being made to investigate and prosecute those engaging in these activities, we believe that much more still needs to be done to turn the tide against this scourge," said Modjadji.

Casac was "looking forward" to Zuma's formal response to reports by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela that accused national police chief General Bheki Cele and Public Works Minister Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde of acting unlawfully in the signing of lease agreements with businessman Roux Shabangu.

The Democratic Alliance has brought criminal charges against the three and Public Works Director General Siviwe Dongwana, for failing to report them to the Treasury.

Modjadji said: "It is unfortunate that criminal charges relating to aspects of the report have been filed before the president has pronounced on the matter."

Madonsela's reports related to Shabangu's lease agreements for police headquarters in both Durban and Pretoria. The Durban lease would have been worth R1.16bn over 10 years, and that of the Middestad Building in Pretoria R604m, over the same period.

The Sunday Times reported at the weekend that Zuma had accepted the protector's findings on the two leases and her recommendation of remedial action, but he has not yet taken any action.

Zuma told journalists last week that he would submit a report on the matter to the speaker of Parliament on Friday.

Comments
  • hamboneZA - 2011-08-08 14:19

    His first stop in the quest against corruption should be Malema... that would send the right message.

      open-minded - 2011-08-08 15:00

      Why must he be investigated?... is it because his raising sensitive issues in the country like land reform and nationalisation?...

      Observer - 2011-08-08 15:10

      open-minded...your brains are falling out!

      FIGHT4FAIRSA - 2011-08-08 15:15

      "Step up corruption fight" would suggest that Zuma has been doing something about cutting out corruption before - unfortunately sound like a stuck record I know - he is the most corrupt of the lot closely followed by Malema. Show us mr president how you fire Cele and Gwen for their corrupt behaviour and while you're at it putting your buddy Schaik back in jail, go to court and state your case in the corruption charges laid against you, expose the other corrupt ministers without the "collective decision making of the other corrupt comrades". Rid the ANC of crooks like Paul Mashatile. Discipline Julius Malema, put a stop to nationalisation talk. Rid the country from racist policy BEE, AA, Empowerment deals - the country is burning mr president - people have now had just about enough - can't condone behaviour like that displayed at the Edenvale and Soweto rugby club - but this is clearly an indication that people in this country have been pushed to the edge and soon there will be absolutely no respect for anyone in this country and lawless will become the order of the day - suppose it is already.

      Eric West - 2011-08-08 15:44

      How does someone with 783 corruption charges over his head, fight corruption?

      michaelx - 2011-08-08 16:05

      ZOOOMA FIGHTING CORRUPTION?????? WOULD BE LIKE FVCKING FOR VIRGINITY......

      JMan - 2011-08-08 16:09

      No "open-minded" - its because he's stealing money and lying about it in public. He's a common criminal with the I.Q. of a tennisball. Just like peopel who support/believe him.

      Met - 2011-08-08 16:18

      What a laugh! JZ and his extended family is part of the problem

      Creeky - 2011-08-08 16:25

      People, lets face FACTS.... since Jacob Zuma has taken office... HE HAS BECOME THE FACE OF CORRUPTION!!!!!!!!!!!! Prior to his arrival, there was Corruption, yes, but NOT as BLATANT as when Jacob Zuma took over the reigns!!!!!!!!

      johan - 2011-08-08 17:51

      OPEN CESSPOOL, REMEMBER 17 YEARS AGO MALEMA WAS ONLY 13-14 YEARS OLD. THINK MY MAN---------------THINK.

      Creeky - 2011-08-08 20:57

      JACOB ZUMA is FUC T WITHOUT Malema.... no doubt about that!!!

      debrakayestylist - 2011-08-28 12:59

      Like "Moeletsi Mbeki FOR President" on facebook if you want a positive change in SA

      BOER - 2011-09-02 01:42

      The problem is his as corrupt as Malema.

  • Edgar Boehm - 2011-08-08 14:25

    Fight corruption?? It will be like the movie "Fight Club" He will be fighting himself (and all his "Comrades")! LOL

      FIGHT4FAIRSA - 2011-08-08 15:35

      Lets see how long the list of corrupt officials or associates of our government - please feel free to add: 1. Jacob Zuma 2. Carl Niehaus (guilty)3. Ebrahim Rassool 4. Jacky Selebi (guilty not in jail)5. Beki Cele 6.Gwen Nkabinde 7. Julius Malema 8. Tony Yengeni (soft sentence), 9. Cheryl Cwele (guilty not in jail)10. Siceka 11. Siphiwe Nyanda ...go on add to this list I will be typing all day if I had to do this by myself - also forget about pre 94 because it was after 94 that we thought we'd have a clean slate and that the ANC was to form a government by the people and for the people...

      Eric West - 2011-08-08 15:45

      FIGHT4FAIRSA - Not forgetting that murdering fraudster, the Mugger of the Nation!

      tryanything - 2011-08-08 18:07

      You are being nasty to me cos im Black...

      onetickie - 2011-08-18 21:54

      So true. How can a corrupt individual who is also a rapist preach against corruption. If every corrupt ANC member who is politically active/connected was shot the party would cease to exist. HALLELUIAH!

  • Tigerman - 2011-08-08 14:33

    No corruption in this country, is just that these charity organisations are not well managed here and there. Don`t confuse youself

      Bova007 - 2011-08-08 14:37

      Dude stop trolling and get back to f%$king work!

      OZNOB - 2011-08-08 15:24

      who's socks are you smoking ?

      LadyOfDesign - 2011-08-08 15:37

      OMG Tigerman.... I think you need to ask your school fees back.... '' that's if you ever went to school''

      tryanything - 2011-08-08 18:08

      Or paid school fees..

      Dominic - 2011-08-08 18:10

      @Tigerman Clever tongue in cheek comment, but not everyone gets the irony :)

      Michael - 2011-08-15 17:09

      idiot. what did you get for Woodwork, buddy?

      scipio - 2011-09-19 17:23

      you silly man. your joking of course. i can here you giggle.

  • Trevor - 2011-08-08 14:34

    LMAO..Zuma stop corruption...HUH!!...like the Pot calling the Kettle Black...RALMAO

      tryanything - 2011-08-08 18:09

      Why is soot black anyway???

  • Hochang - 2011-08-08 14:39

    Jacob Zuma was a bad idea, I hope those those idiots(ANCYL, COSATU et al) who put him in power know. Maybe they put him in power so that they can do as they please!!!

      Kenno - 2011-08-08 15:58

      That is EXACTLY why they put him in power....so that he would "look he other way".....

      scipio - 2011-09-19 18:12

      i think he was an ideal guy to put up as president. Stupid and easy to manipulate. Likes money and whores. He was soon in there pockets. Hes a silly puppy that they have on a lead.

  • amdisgusted - 2011-08-08 14:39

    He is too scared as he has to investigate himself and his family!!!

  • sipholess - 2011-08-08 14:47

    Oh please....Change your name from CASAC TO BALLSAC, Zuma is the king of corruption. Wake-up.

  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-08-08 14:57

    JZ maybe the big boy in Nkandla, but everywhere else he's a joke !

  • AndV - 2011-08-08 15:01

    You can not through stones if you live in a glass house.....

  • Heinster - 2011-08-08 15:04

    JZ is useless - sueing a man for spilling a drink, having a guy arrested for pointing finger at motorcade, All his children are now famous actresses on sabc3 and to put the cherry on top Julius made it clear that he is NOT scared of him - he's a moegoe man!! As long as they are in power, THINGS WILL JUST GET WORST ----PLEASE PEOPLE IT'S TIME YOU FACE THE FACTS...NOTHING IS GOING TO GET BETTER

      tryanything - 2011-08-08 18:10

      How can anything be famous on SABC??

  • FIGHT4FAIRSA - 2011-08-08 15:11

    "Step up corruption fight" would suggest that Zuma has been doing something about cutting out corruption before - unfortunately sound like a stuck record I know - he is the most corrupt of the lot closely followed by Malema. Show us mr president how you fire Cele and Gwen for their corrupt behaviour and while you're at it putting your buddy Schaik back in jail, go to court and state your case in the corruption charges laid against you, expose the other corrupt ministers without the "collective decision making of the other corrupt comrades". Rid the ANC of crooks like Paul Mashatile. Discipline Julius Malema, put a stop to nationalisation talk. Rid the country from racist policy BEE, AA, Empowerment deals - the country is burning mr president - people have now had just about enough - can't condone behaviour like that displayed at the Edenvale and Soweto rugby club - but this is clearly an indication that people in this country have been pushed to the edge and soon there will be absolutely no respect for anyone in this country and lawless will become the order of the day - suppose it is already.

  • gatvol4corru - 2011-08-08 15:11

    Step up the fight? When has it started? SA is riddled with corrupt,incompetent cadres. The ANC has created it's own monster. Sadly,SA will still carry the cost of create-a-job-for-a-comrade programmes. Shaik got away,JZ got away,Malema is slithering around,Floyd get's a new car,Cele get's a new job,....when will this end? Fill your pockets comrade! Don't worry about the rest or tommorrow

  • jockvanwyk - 2011-08-08 15:12

    corruption is so bad in our country it will take more than Zuma to stop it

  • FIGHT4FAIRSA - 2011-08-08 15:15

    "Step up corruption fight" would suggest that Zuma has been doing something about cutting out corruption before - unfortunately sound like a stuck record I know - he is the most corrupt of the lot closely followed by Malema. Show us mr president how you fire Cele and Gwen for their corrupt behaviour and while you're at it putting your buddy Schaik back in jail, go to court and state your case in the corruption charges laid against you, expose the other corrupt ministers without the "collective decision making of the other corrupt comrades". Rid the ANC of crooks like Paul Mashatile. Discipline Julius Malema, put a stop to nationalisation talk. Rid the country from racist policy BEE, AA, Empowerment deals - the country is burning mr president - people have now had just about enough - can't condone behaviour like that displayed at the Edenvale and Soweto rugby club - but this is clearly an indication that people in this country have been pushed to the edge and soon there will be absolutely no respect for anyone in this country and lawless will become the order of the day - suppose it is already.

      OZNOB - 2011-08-08 15:27

      DO YOU LIKE REPEATING YOURSELF

      Creeky - 2011-08-08 16:35

      Fight....fight.... fight.... fight... bit of a stuck record... with a kuk message... Fight4fairSA... ROFLMAO!!!!

  • derkus - 2011-08-08 15:27

    Zuma should put a comdom over his head and he could go to a fancy dress party dressed as a PRICK

      Creeky - 2011-08-08 16:35

      No need for a CONDOM... he IS A PRICK!

  • OZNOB - 2011-08-08 15:29

    I THINK WE HAVE MORE CHANCE OF BOTH JULIUS AND JACOB FALLING PREGNANT THAN ANYHTING BEING DONE AGAINST CORRUPTION- IF ANYTHING THEY HAVE SET A PRECEDENT THAT WILL BE HARD TO BREAK

  • Darwinian - 2011-08-08 15:32

    hahahahahahahahahaha..........

  • Mart - 2011-08-08 15:33

    Sanctions time....seize foreign assets and freeze the foreign bank accounts of South African parliamentarians....what ??, we might as well ask the world to do it now....cause you know it's coming....soon !

  • whocaress - 2011-08-08 15:34

    ... then stop paying TAX, chinesse are coming to pay, who fost you to pay?

      eh eh eh - 2011-08-08 15:55

      Try "fossing" yourself back to grade 1 or ask for a refund on your school fees you tosser. On the other hand, you probably did'nt pay school fees

  • 50something - 2011-08-08 15:36

    The fact that JZ is still silent over the police report confirms that he is not, and will never be tough on corruption. he stays in a glass house remember? he just dance to everybody's tune - and the ANCYL is in front

  • Deeteem - 2011-08-08 15:56

    He should just step OUT !! He is the worst prez EVER !!

  • derkus - 2011-08-08 16:22

    I wonder if anybody in the ALL NOW CORRUPT reads what is posted here?

      Greybeard - 2011-08-08 18:29

      Where do you think the TROLLS come from?

  • amabok - 2011-08-08 16:31

    LOL!!! Zuma is the Don Corleone of the MAFIA (cANCer) - he is in charge of sowing the seeds of and broadening corruption. Casac is spineless! Go DA!!!

  • Stirer - 2011-08-08 17:15

    I like Madjadji's comment: It is unfortunate that criminal charges relating to aspects of the report have been filed before the president has pronounced on the matter. It's been in the press for over two months. Pray when is the president going to pronounce on the matter? He should have called for details within days of it hitting the press, and let it be known that he was acting - as a leader should.

  • Cybermatix - 2011-08-08 18:44

    All Zuma can do is make speeches about doing something about corruption. It seems that there are still too many people that believe his speeches. He is corrupt, that means he can also lie. When are people going to get a clue?

  • Ho Hum@24.com - 2011-08-08 19:33

    Ummm....well Zooma could resign...that would BEE one less corrupt individual...

  • Motivator - 2011-08-08 20:08

    Why should a report be presented to the speaker of Parliament? This is not a matter of deliberation? Decisive action is needed that speaks of passionate accountabilty to the masses (accounting for sustainable change) and those who pay tax (accounting for spend).

  • Sleepazoid - 2011-08-08 20:39

    "Fight needed to step up Zuma corruption."

  • Motivator - 2011-08-09 05:59

    Submit a report on the matter to the speaker? Why not take action? Once, but decisively on any one of the top corruption specialists? Or will it disturb the comradeship? Do our comrades know about accountability to the masses and tax payers alike? How sustainable are first world structures and benefits alongside banana republic attitudes? Which political party is a shining example in accountability?

  • Michael - 2011-08-15 17:06

    Why on earth would Zuma step up the fight against corruption? That would entail putting himself in jail - he's as crooked as the rest. HARD OFFICIAL DOCUMENTED EVIDENCE that *MUCH* was afoot and foul in the arms deal is splayed out in the media for all to see. But, no, opening this case would finger Zuma, Chubby's boet, Chippy Shaik, and send a string of people to prison - oh, sorry, no one in the ANC goes to prison, not even Winnie, a CONVICTED CRIMINAL.

  • Coyote_za - 2011-08-18 09:48

    Zuma is corrupt, and all his cronies. what fight is it that you think he will initiate? what a joke

  • P-JB - 2011-09-02 07:21

    Just more empty words. HOW ABOUT SOME ACTION. Start at the top and then work your way down. The biggest perpetrators are either in the government, ANCYL and other state departments e.g. SAPS. Integrity is not earned by talking, its earned by doing the right thing.

  • calvin jacobs - 2011-09-02 14:25

    You know guys, i think Zuma dont wanna get involved with Malema's affairs because I think Malema has some dirt on Zuma

  • Cheryl Muir - 2011-09-08 22:09

    ZUMA SHOULD INVESTIGATE THE ARMS DEAL AND THEN LOCK HIMSLEF AWAY WITH SHAIK , YENGENI CELE AND THE 100'S OF OTHER ANC MPS THAT ARE GREDY PIGS

  • Sleepazoid - 2011-09-09 21:20

    Zuma fight needs to step up corruption.

  • gatvol4corru - 2011-09-09 21:26

    Jacob only knows ho to step up onto a plane to travel with his extended family. Besides that,he is a waste to humanity

  • haveyoursay - 2011-09-19 16:07

    What a joke. Zuma is the most corrupt of them all.

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