ANC 'blocking attempts to fight corruption'

2012-08-25 21:00

Johannesburg - The ANC was blocking all attempts to fight corruption, DA Parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko said on Saturday.

"The DA tried to pass two bills in Parliament to fight the scourge of corruption, but ANC blocked them," Mazibuko said in a speech prepared for delivery at a skills development workshop in Klipfontein.

One bill would have prevented civil servants from doing business with government, the other would have stopped companies in which political office bearers had a stake, from doing business with the state, she said.

She said the African National Congress said the bills, if passed into law, would hurt business.

Mazibuko told her audience that the ANC had left the poverty-stricken all alone.

"You were left alone when what you needed was a partner, someone to give you a hand onto the ladder of prosperity."

Billions of rands that could be used on skills training, the provision of basic services and help entrepreneurs were being stolen by a corrupt few, said Mazibuko.

  • larry.piggott1 - 2012-08-25 21:09

    Why wouldnt they block it, they are the main culprits by far.

      renofinch - 2012-08-25 22:42

      The level of corruption by the ANC is so blatantly criminal and without conscience or moral boundary that it's difficult to concede that fellow human beings can behave like this. It is DISGUSTING!! I hold no hope for the native Africans in this country. As a people you just don't see to be able to nurture, only squander. It's pathetic. Sort your culture out! One things fore sure, the world owes you nothing!

      UNITY - 2012-08-26 07:04

      Corruption is crippling the economy and development! The poor. Are suffering. A sad state of affairs, we need more accountability and proper accounting and auditing systems to work with the hawks to fight it. Lengthy jail terms for comrades and all involved. No 5 star hospital jails please!

      wesley.nel.5 - 2012-08-26 08:04

      I like there excuse, it will harm the economy, they actually ackwoledge this is a huge problem.

      kevin.watson.7906 - 2012-08-26 09:31

      What did anyone expect. At Polokwane the Zuma faction were chanting "now its our time to eat". This means they wanted their time at the trough of public funds.

      makenawn - 2012-08-26 16:35

      "...the bills, if passed into law, would hurt business..." meaning ?

      claudia.meads - 2012-08-26 19:39

      francois.smith.7 She is an exceptionally intelligent- and very brave girl. She epitomizes the kind of person that holds a future for South Africa, but yes, she is too fat - it is simply a fact. You got a lot of "thumbs-down" - I will probably get them too, fear not - the clinical- and inconvenient fact remains: the majority of South Africans would take their first step out of the stone-age, the day they can grasp that where criticism is due, it needs to be served - it is the essence of a democracy. You cannot expect people to live in a democracy if they do not even understand its meaning. In her defense though: she sits in the midst of the fattest parliament on earth, when compared to about 75% of the others, her 'problem' looks diminutive - viz the said 75% suffers from the most severe case of STUGFALA in the known universe -ie STupid, UGly, FAt and LAzy...

  • wilma.crous - 2012-08-25 21:31

    Lindiwe is fantastic!!! You go girl !! (Yes she needs to lose weight) She is very outspoken!! Loved it when she said "Mr President do us all a favour and don't stand for re-election" She's got spunk.

  • nicholas.graan - 2012-08-25 21:34

    Don't forget Mazibuko, this is what the "struggle" was for!!

  • sisa.mtwana - 2012-08-25 21:38

    The is nothing wrong with the government stealing the idea for both bills and make them theirs, It will help them deal with corruption in this country. Sorry don't want to say I a g r e e with Lindiwe. Its painful to even think about this, but yes wright is wright and wrong is .........

      gary.smith.rsa - 2012-08-25 21:47

      Wtf are you saying? listen to yourself. You think it is ok for the useless to use the ideas of the useful just so that you can justify to yourself that it is ok to continue to support the useless? Why not just support the useful? That is the WHOLE POINT of democracy! Democracy is not about about keeping your tribe or your race in power because you are the majority. But listen to me ... Throwing pearls to swine.

      sisa.mtwana - 2012-08-25 22:35

      @gary please my man read and read again my comment and have a bit of humour as well. I said I agree with Lindiwe and lastly I said wright is wright and wrong is wrong ,So you figure it out yourself whom I'm saying is wrong.

      tw2066 - 2012-08-25 22:41

      sisa, it is painful to have the ANC

      brendon.nel.7 - 2012-08-25 23:00

      Ur panties are too tight gary. Smell the sarcasm.

      sally.lewitt - 2012-08-26 00:34

      Oh.. And here I'm thinking its a 'News Forum' not 'Comedy Central' .. Wright right. Duh!

      kevin.watson.7906 - 2012-08-26 09:29

      Dont you mean right is right? Perhaps your humour would be better understood.

  • norman.buchalter - 2012-08-25 21:38

    We need a thousand more Mazibukos. Without a change of heart and a change of governing party, this country lies in ruins and will remain barren, polarised as dreams and hopes remain unfulfilled. Opposition youth leagues, please start educating your people that the road to properity lies beyond the corruption of the ANC led government.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-08-26 12:19

      Phumilani, go tell the widows of the dead mineworkes how grateful they should be for this governement. Instead of telling the 'teagirl' anything you may want to ask the 'obese' one why the children in Limpopo only got their school books now?. Man get alife, you sure are a loser.

      Cameron - 2012-08-26 15:58

      Then go and enjoy the lovely life in Zims then Phumlani......

  • boltonbarry - 2012-08-25 22:00

    Lindiwe how dare you pass laws that interrupt the cNACers business opportunities

  • ian.flack2 - 2012-08-25 22:03

    What do you expect, that's how they do business....

  • duncan.gill1 - 2012-08-25 22:05

    I have said it before and will say it again..when we finally get the ANC out of power then it will be time to prosecute all the corrupt officials and put them in jail where they belong..never has a people been so misled by such a corrupt government.You need also to lay the blame at the door of the international community for forcing this ANC government upon the people of South Africa back in 1994 if this is the best leadership this countries black majority have to offer then the future of this country is dire indeed and in time we will see all we have tried to achieve go up in flames only later not sooner!

      rontheogre - 2012-08-26 01:02

      If such a thing as the ANC losing power happens, the airlines with flights leaving SA will have to lay on extra flights for those wishing to flee prosecution when the extent of corruption and theft is revealed.

      Erna - 2012-08-27 10:54

      Unfortunately the anc won't allow it to be voted out of power! You think SA is violent now - wait till they lose an election!!

      james.m.wood.773 - 2012-08-27 11:29

      back to robin island they all go

  • stephen.king.900 - 2012-08-25 22:06

    The sooner the people wake up and vote those theives out of office the better. If they dont this country will be bankrupt. The current bunch of useless theiving murdering raping misfits running our country into the ground are a disgrace to the ideals of Nelson Mandela and must give him sleepless nights.

      duncan.gill1 - 2012-08-25 22:17

      Stephen just cant agree more ..when we ask will these thieves be brought to much longer will this defunct government be in power..maybe there just aren't enough sane black people in this country that can make a difference...if so its all over my friend..lets face it!

      morama.sebata - 2012-08-26 07:19

      Mandela is a terrorist the the majority of news24....the majority here are delusinal!!!

      arthur.marks.754 - 2012-08-26 14:37

      @stephen.king.900, he's not bothered, he is old now and he got his cut from the arms deal. That's why he is so quiet.

  • henk.vanrensburg.31 - 2012-08-25 22:24

    Maybe the must make laws that prohibets medical parole first....

  • Thanduxolo Galada - 2012-08-25 22:38

    I'm concerned for your health. Obesity linked to cardiovascular disease like hypertension and diabetes. This linked to myocardial infarction, stroke, heart failure, renal failure, blindness and loss of limbs. Pretty please sis Lindiwe, please get a personal trainer and a balanced diet. You cannot serve well if your no.1 asset isn't working!

      brendon.nel.7 - 2012-08-25 23:03

      I'm concerned for ur intelligence. Or lack there of.

      Thanduxolo Galada - 2012-08-25 23:58

      You're obviously a moron! Hypertension is the no.1 killer worldwide! Refer to WHO you bigot!

      rontheogre - 2012-08-26 01:10

      Overindulgence and obesity does not seem to have any effect on Lindiwe's political opponents. In fact, it seems to stimulate the creative juices to create more innovative ideas to steal from the taxpayer. When at a loss to find fault with a person's political ideologies, character or morals, why stoop to insulting her because of her physical looks. Oh, I forgot, education is not what it was, sigh!

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-08-26 12:22

      Thanduxelo, your message will maybe bear fruit in most part of the country. Actually Lindiwe looks rather healthy to me.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-08-26 12:25

      Thanduxelo, because someone disagree with you doesn't give you the right to call them names. Get off your high horse and start walking like the rest of us, that would do your blood pressure a lot of good. You sound like a first year medical student or a hypocondriac.

      aiazmir - 2012-08-26 22:44

      I am pleased that a DA leader is leading from the heart and not her vanity. If you are concerned for her health then vote DA. I am sure that will relieve her stress which is a greater killer than vanity.

  • tw2066 - 2012-08-25 22:41

    She said the African National Congress said the bills, if passed into law, would hurt business... I think the ANC mean THEIR business. For the normal business - the ANC doeant care. The evidence for this is AA and BBBEE, their relationship with the unions, their persistence in allow cheap Chinese cr4p into SA, their draconian business laws and their tenderpreneur sytems. Come now ANC - how dumb do yo think ..... forget that - your voters are pretty dunb.

  • kooskanmar - 2012-08-25 23:00

    If she runs the DA she will get my vote. I would love to vote for a white person, but I honestly cannot criticize her on anything she said. She’s level headed and to the point.

      mikel.kiparski - 2012-08-26 14:21

      VOTE 4 A WHITE PERSON have u spent 2 much time in the sun HITLER,STALIN,CHURCHILL,BUSH,etc,u could not ever have been 2 EASTERN EUROPE.........COLOR DOES NOT AN HONEST PERSON MAKE,neither does breeding LOOK AT ALL THE BLACK SHEEP,what would happen to an BRITISH OFFICER THAT HAD NUDE PHOTOS ON THE WEBB??????????

  • bob.small.7547 - 2012-08-25 23:39

    hear hear, Lindiwe!

  • Rolisizwe Lunika - 2012-08-25 23:50

    I am not a DA member but Lindiwe makes a lot of sense most of the times,those of you who feel that you are slim and healthy that is very good for you but really it doesn't add any value for you to discuss her weight in this forum

  • George - 2012-08-26 04:08

    Lindiwe, the DA needs to internationalize the issue. The international and the local business community were instrumental in bringing ANC to power. They now need to see, and be held accountable, for the great blunder they committed. THe ICC needs to investigate our 'leaders'. Britain, as they main supporter of the ANC needs to pay reparations to those killed and maimed since their rise to power...Gosh I could go on for quite a while.

      piet.boerie - 2012-08-26 11:01

      Same system different government same beneficaries. Same same but different. The hardest part of winning freedom is keeping it

  • Billy - 2012-08-26 06:11

    of course the anc will do that, people need to die first before the anc reacts or sees the error in their ways. and then they only react if the rest of the world makes a big deal about it. its all about their money. the less the people get paid, the more they get from their cut of the profit. why would they want to help the poor, the poor is keeping the anc rich.

  • jwelgemoed - 2012-08-26 07:03

    What?! Trying to stop them from filling their pockets with taxpayers money? This will never happen, they will just have us focus on something else for a while.. Misdirection and stealing that is what they are good at, not integrity or honesty..

  • flysouth - 2012-08-26 07:31

    On such evidence we can see that the ANC simply does not believe that their elite should be restricted in any way from plundering the public purse. We have to accept that this is the "African way" and let them continue until we, the citizens, are all living in penury as our economy slides down the toilet. Or we can vote DA at every opportunity and stop the rot in it's tracks!

  • phila.kunene.355 - 2012-08-26 07:41

    I am happy that Lindiwe and her DA failed to pass those stupid laws otherwise we would have people like them who oppose everything any ruling party does. The DA or any other party for that matter which represents the ideologies of the whites and use black people like Lindiwe will never win National Elections in RSA. Lindiwe never forget that you are black and you will remain inferior in the eyes of white people and you will forever be used by whites for them to achieve their goals. Whilst you are so prominent and in the limelight use them also and achieve something worthwhile for yourself and your fellow black brothers and sisters! Wake up sisi this is RSA!

      stephen.king.900 - 2012-08-26 07:58

      She is wide awake to the reallities of this country. You are asleep.If you cant see that they are trying to protect themselves from prying eyes so they can continue their wholesale rape of this country at your expense then we are doomed

      willem.louw.16 - 2012-08-26 09:07

      You are a racist phila.kunene.355 as much as Verwoerd and all those other Apartheid cronies you insult. You are carved from the same stone, you just stand on the other side of the fence. Your racist comments are testament that you believe the "whites" are the problem not apartheid. Believe it or not, we didn't all condone and support the ideals of apartheid. Lindiwe is an equal in my eyes and in the eyes of every DA supporter. Your self serving and opportunistic tendencies are clear when you encourage her to manipulate and take what she can and to "use" the lime light. This attitude is prevalent within the ANC, which is why it will never be the right party to lead South Africa. Perhaps you are not smart enough to realise that when you keep taking, without giving, that at some point the bowl from which you are taking becomes empty... I will not tar all Black people (ANC supporters or not) with the same brush, and assume they are all greedy, manipulating, corrupt and opportunistic half-wits like yourself.

      dnxumalo2 - 2012-08-26 10:34

      Good but irrelevent statement in times where our own govenment does not care how we feel.I am one person who has been sturbunly voting for the ANC trying to ignore the realities.Look at the state of municipalities and I have had luck to work with a number of white people who had always been dedicated to their work.I wish you could see how frustrating it has become to reach targets ever since my white boss was replaced by some stupid deployee who has even tried to make me lose my job just because ,even though he is my seniour, I hold a number of qualifications while he is stuck with a standard 10 certificate and party membership card.This makes me see the light when Lindiwe speaks.

      mikel.kiparski - 2012-08-26 14:29

      U WANT 2 OWN HER scared she is showing u up in a bad light LEAVE HER TO DO HER OWN THING.

      Erna - 2012-08-27 10:58

      Unfortunately there are too many who think like you Kunene. Wake up and smell the coffee. The and are running this country into the ground - till there is nothing left!

      wayne.babb1 - 2012-08-27 12:39


  • vivian.harris.73 - 2012-08-26 08:34

    Its because the ANC leadership is the root cause of corruption....they not gonna pass a bill that will expose or put an end to their corrupt dealings.

  • onke.tshaka - 2012-08-26 11:30

    I don't like the DA but this woman speaks the truth

  • raulcharliebravo - 2012-08-26 11:38

    There is corruption all over the world. In Africa corruption is blantant and it seems that its becoming part of our tradition and culture and corrupts, rapists, thieves and murderers often become leaders of nations These lot in the ANC however seem to be the super heroes of corruption

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-08-26 12:14

    Of course they will block it, they benefit from it the most.

  • mart.botha - 2012-08-26 13:36

    More proof that the ANC is made up of many spineless muppets who cannot think for themselves and who will toe the party line even if it means cutting the throats of their own children. When will they have the guts to liberate their minds from the influence of a party that is clearly and elitely corrupt.When will those in the ANC who are capable of distinguishing right from wrong, who have a conscience and who wish to avoid the coming wrath of those who are being disadvantaged by their silence, when will they start to stand up and be counted. Failure to really serve the interest of the people with the money given by the people for the benefit of the people, may just be the difference between spending eternity with the ancestors or remaining restless in an inbetween world of misery and pain which awaits those that enrich themselves at the expense of the masses.

  • Cameron - 2012-08-26 16:44

    Got to love the ANC groupies attacking her personally instead of trying to debate the matter at hand....just shows their how childish and thick they actually are....

  • Don.Tandy - 2012-08-26 18:08

    Blocking corruption would halt the very essence of what showerhead and his gangster cronies exist on.\r\nAnarchy Nepotism Corruption

  • PETESKEAT - 2012-08-26 18:23

    Support corruption and incompetence = Vote ANC.

  • braamc - 2012-08-26 18:27

    Filthy thieving criminals. A disease called cANCer

  • dan.gleebits.33 - 2012-08-26 19:08

    It's not only proposed laws - the ANC is refusing to act even where the tools are in hand. A good example is Port Elizabeth/Nelson Mandela Bay where there is tremendous inter-factional fighting in the party. The ex-Mayor Nceba Faku was heavily criticised in the investigation into corruption during his term, and the Kabuso report recommended harsh action against him. A couple of years down the line absolutely nothing has happened and Faku is in fact trying to get his hands back in the till by doing everything possible to oust the existing mayor. Faku's position now? Yes, you guessed it, the chairman of the ANC's Nelson Mandela region in the Eastern Cape. ANC National is too Sh*t scared to act for threat of their own positions. The ANC leadership have become toothless bulldogs in the rape of our Country's coffers.

  • KCorsar - 2012-08-26 20:34

    Harm the when what has already been pilfered to date has almost screwed the economy and in most instances brought it to its knees - the local government structures spring to mind immediately. Any Acts of this nature would prevent an all out pillage, which the 'secrecy act' intends to allow.

  • aiazmir - 2012-08-26 22:48

    Well done Lindiwe. Speak up, we are all listening. Thank you for your leadership, that the ANC are not able to provide.

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  • andrew.surtees1 - 2012-08-27 08:20

    i really think us as the people should stand up to this government, we are letting them use all of us and we do nothing about it, stand together and lets fix our country, no the country for government!

  • Erna - 2012-08-27 10:55

    People should stop worrying about Lindiwe's weight, but start listening to what she says! It's not as if the anc ladies are all slim and fit!!

  • eyesears.handsfeet - 2012-08-27 11:08

    So why would the anc do anything otherwise? Corruption is the biggest money spinner for them and they will milk it for as long as they can. Nothing funny about it and if the da hope to win votes for this info, sorry you have once again missed the boat. If people are brain washed their are absolutely noting you can say or do that will change their mind for not voting for something or voting for something else. It's like some who claim to be very intellegent and ask for constant solutions, but if you do give solutions, they will disagree, because it is a) not what they want to hear and b) it will not be beneficial to them. Does'nt take a rocket scientist to figure it out.

  • fiona.higgo - 2012-08-27 13:05

    I think what the ANC meant was that if the bills were passed, it would harm THEIR business!

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