Audit the ANC as well

2010-02-23 12:15

THE fact of the matter is that, Julius Malema is not the first ANC

office bearer to amass millions or billions of rands from state tenders.

A lot more people have benefitted. You will find that, even the

unionists and communists who plead poverty have benefitted from state contracts

through their wives, children, cousins and friends.

It’s not only national leaders that loot the government; it goes

down to provinces, regions and wards.

Also, it does not take a genius to work out that, Malema is indeed

benefitting from state tenders, and at times may be influencing the awarding of

such tenders.

So, he must stop blaming the media and accept that, indeed he is

benefitting from tenders and explain himself on that.

It is also clear that Malema’s asset leak is linked to the ANC’s

leadership battle for 2012. As the public, we must be careful not to be used by

dubious characters within the alliance.

Of course, if Malema is not paying taxes or has obtained tenders

illegally he must most definitely be taken to task.

However, we must not stop there, the ANC itself as an organisation

must be audited, and its investment wings must be unmasked. We need to know if

the ANC ever muscles itself into getting state tenders through its investment


In fact we must do a full audit of the ANC, ANCYL, Cosatu and SACP

and establish how they get the money to run their affairs.

That is where the rot


After we finish auditing these entities, we must then audit all of

their national executive members and their closest families and friends. Some of

them have become too clever, so we must unmask them.

When, President Jacob Zuma was let off the hook with allegations

fraud and corruption, I generally expected his government would be a looting


Therefore I think focusing on Malema will distract us from the

source of the problem. Malema is a symptom of an old culture of looting and we

must target the root of that culture.

The release of people such as Shabir Shaik from prison is an

acceptance by the president that, more looting is still to come.

The stage is

set. Malema and his kind are merely performers.

I wonder why there is no fanfare about the wealth of Cyril

Ramaphosa, Tokyo Sexwale and many other politicians who hold high positions in

the ANC.

Have they not also benefitted from the state because of their influence

in the ANC?

One wonders if destroying Malema will help both Zwelinzima Vavi and

Blade Nzimande on their project to capture the soul of ANC in 2012.

All I can say to South Africans is: vote out the LOOTERS and vote

in the COPERS.


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