ANC seen to be 'condoning corruption'

2012-04-11 09:13

Johannesburg - Former Arts and Culture minister Pallo Jordan has said there is a perception that the ANC condones corruption, SABC radio news reported on Wednesday.

"That perception will not be eliminated except by resolute and tough action against the corrupt in our ranks," Jordan said during a lecture at Emperor's Palace on Tuesday.

He was delivering a lecture at the 19th commemoration of the assassination of SA Communist Party general secretary Chris Hani.

Jordan said the ANC and its alliance partners had to clean up their act.


  • David - 2012-04-11 09:17

    At least someone is seeing the light!

      Annelise - 2012-04-11 09:26

      Yeah right,clean up their act. And here I thought April Fools Day is the first, but now it seems to be the whole month!

      Foc - 2012-04-11 09:30

      Mr Pallo 'Sherlock' Jordan ... the moment you start sending people to JAIL for corruption it will stop. Slap on the wrist or suspensions and even dismissals will not do the job!! The person PAYING the bribe as well as the person RECEIVING it need to be jailed

      Koos - 2012-04-11 09:33

      Start with you prezzi.

      Foc - 2012-04-11 09:51

      Why do these politicians only start talking sense when they OUTSIDE government ... while they are IN government they shut their traps and happily benefiting while they there. Once they out they speak up .... spineless bunch of cowards!!

      Deon - 2012-04-11 09:53

      I agree with Koos, start cleaning house from the top.

      Andrew - 2012-04-11 10:01

      If you "google image" the word "corruption" a picture of of an ANC flag is the first square on the top left of the screen.

      Kala - 2012-04-11 10:08

      I have a feeling that Pallo Jordan is going to be disciplined for bringing the ANC in disrepute and sowing divisions amongst its ranks.

      Nosiphom - 2012-04-11 10:14

      You must remember as well guys that the slap in the wrist, i.e. dismissal from a certain office is often followed by redeployment somewhere else. We will see if and when Bheki Cele is dismissed (remember now he is on full pay - without having to spend a sleepless night for it) will he be jobless or sent to Venezuela as an embassador?

      Eduard - 2012-04-11 11:35

      the report should say "ANC support corruption"

      Christopher - 2012-04-11 13:10

      "during a lecture at Emperor's Palace " mmmmm...what lectures go on their. I am thinking champagne, food a bit of gambling with the governments credit card, hotel accomodation, some live performances to get everyone in the spirit to party the tax payers money away. Why is the normal bloke on the street never invited to the cool functions...hiding something?

  • Dave - 2012-04-11 09:27

    It's not seen to be.......IT IS condoning, and actively participating in corruption.

      Allstar - 2012-04-11 17:17

      The anc are not seen to condone corruption..the anc IS corrupt!!

  • Sharon - 2012-04-11 09:27

    Thank you, mr Jordan. You are my hero for the day! To prove your point, we only have to take Richard Mdluli as a perfect example!

  • IAnon - 2012-04-11 09:30

    Condone as much as you want, as long as you are not doing anything about it it's all meaningless!

  • chiepner - 2012-04-11 09:31

    Jimmy!!!Jimmy!!! Where are you - you must publicly repremand this comrade for even thinking that the ANC can do any wrong or be even implicated in condoning corruption. Please Jimmy say something stupid that will totally make sense to those who think of pointing a finger at the hole cow. Jimmy!!!

  • ludlowdj - 2012-04-11 09:33

    Pallo Jordan obviously didn't understand what was said, we don't think the ANC condones corruption, we stated without any doubt whatsoever that the ANC is corrupt, that its mandate is to steal as much as it can through legal channels and by any other means possible and that the ANC's record in power is so dismal that their continued leadership threatens every single man woman and child in this country.

  • Freddie - 2012-04-11 09:34

    They don't only condone corruption, they actively participate in it. Together with patronage, graft and extortion. This is the only thing these ignorant, illiterate oafs are good at.

  • hc12345 - 2012-04-11 09:40

    What corruption? It is called "Affirmative Shopping"!!!!

  • mike.clery - 2012-04-11 09:40

    It's not a "perception". The ANC leadership at all levels condones corruption period. Worse, the corrupt are redeployed to more senior posts as a REWARD for helping their comrades (and themselves) to loot.

  • Bless Boswell - 2012-04-11 09:42

    Thank you Pallo Jordan for a concise, true and hopefully meaningful wake up call to our government. From your lips to their ears ...

  • Scouter - 2012-04-11 09:49

    Surely Pallo is not now throwing his hat into the December ring?

      Dave - 2012-04-11 11:53

      A name that hasn't been mentioned yet, has it?

  • Dennis - 2012-04-11 09:52

    Wow ...... and who is listening ??

  • Gavin - 2012-04-11 09:53

    it's not a perception - it's a known fact.

  • anthro45 - 2012-04-11 09:55

    The whole rank is corrupt.

  • brionyl.french - 2012-04-11 09:59

    but they are condoning it, from the top chief Zuma to the smallest man in the street all knows they are.... They all have their hands in someone elses cookie jar.... we can see that by how fat everyone in parliment is.... EAT YOU GLUTTENS!!!!!

  • NrGx - 2012-04-11 10:00

    not only condoning, but actively participating in corruption. If we are going to call them out, lets face the facts truthfully.

  • Bob - 2012-04-11 10:00

    Has this jackass only seen the light now!

  • Kabelo - 2012-04-11 10:04

    Manyi here is another brave men talking.surely u will regard him as a racist.

  • siyadyosiba - 2012-04-11 10:17

    Thank you, Mr Jordan. You are a grain of the old ANC seeds, which upheld anti-hypocrisy, integrity, respect and better life for all. Today, we have become enemies of our own destiny and have, ourselves, assassinated leaders of good calibre. Selfishness has severely stricken our being and dominated our frame of mind. We have fooled around with our native land which we borrowed from our grandchildren. Today, importance of education and cultural values is gradually diminishing while our leaders, that we entrusted with the responsibility to take forward the mandate that ensures a better future forour grandchildren, are busy squabbling and being disingenuous about the current state of affairs. Government is involved in anarchy, backbiting, backstabbing, looting, and inhumanity while the homeless and poverty stricken are helplessly looking with their dirt stained faces and dry mouths waiting for the day that Madiba pronounced, “a day when all shall equally share the wealth of the nation, a day when all shall be proud to say, I am a South African”. Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold.

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-11 10:39

      So until then, the ANC 'comrades' should just keep on stealing ??? Eish, African logic ...

      Glyn - 2012-04-11 12:33

      So vote DA. Do your bit to thro' the corrupt anc out!

      siyadyosiba - 2012-04-11 12:50

      @Glyn, DA? no way, its anti-democratic and unjustifiably too white for me. Not that I'm racist but it does not represent the population of the country proportionally. So, I do not trust it. I better stay with the devil I know and hope to change him.

      Bless Boswell - 2012-04-11 14:50

      Hello again - I cannot for one moment understand why you remain on the deck of the sinking ship. The sharks are snapping at your toes and still you hesitate to grab the lifeline. The DA has already made its intentions clear - look at the Western cape - is it not already better than Gauteng, Limpopo etc? We all want a better South Africa - those of who really care. Those that are looking for mischief and do not care are the ones that keep throwing obstacles in the way of what little progress is made. Make a leap of faith - you may just be pleasantly surprised. If however you do not, at least you know what the outcome will be.

      Mark - 2012-04-11 15:59

      @DA supporters, pls don't criticise the people who don't vote your party. after all it is a political party and is capable of doing what the cancer is doing. Do I need to talk about the ad that was shown on TV in Provincial elections last year where two xhosa ladies LIED by saying the da has helped their community with electricity, sanitation etc. where as nothing like that had happened. Do you know what happened to those ladies? I am even surprised it was not shown on TV, which makes one wonder......... I don't like what the ANC is doing, but don't tell me that the DA (as a political party is a solution). It's not, maybe certain individuals in the party are, but not everyone. We need people whose hearts are solely focused on helping South Africans.

  • wesley.bischoff - 2012-04-11 10:17

    He speaks the truth... They do condone it (and by they i mean some of the ANC/parliamentary members). They condone it by always making excuses, and never taking responsibility. You are the ruling party, therefore you must do whatever it takes to root out the corrupt. But then again, why would they want to do that? It is the corruption that makes them wealthy.

  • Fanie - 2012-04-11 10:25

    They should start cleaning up their act by locking Zuma up in jail and throw the key away!!

  • tshivhombelaf - 2012-04-11 10:25

    South Africa needs people like you who could stand up against the brutalities and the ills of the current regime.

  • tshivhombelaf - 2012-04-11 10:26

    South Africa needs people like you who could stand up against the brutalities and the ills of the current regime.

  • Buhle - 2012-04-11 10:29

    LOL!!!! SEEN? They doing it and don't care......

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-11 10:43

      It's time for South AFricans to grow up, lose the old emotional ties, and start voting with our educated minds.

      HugoMabasa - 2012-04-11 17:28

      you mean stop voting the all too white and unrepresentative DA?

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  • Jacqui - 2012-04-11 11:39

    It's not a perception Pallo. We KNOW they condone corruption and participate in it when ever they can. The ANC is a disaster and people like you are responsible.

      Glyn - 2012-04-11 12:36

      First move Pallo, vote DA! Or are you a coward?

  • Steve - 2012-04-11 11:55

    More hot air, or a positive sign? So much horse-poop being brandied about, what the hell is anyone to believe. Mr Jordan should be careful and grow an eye in the back of his head. Could find himself out in the cold. Just where would one start to clean up the ANC's mess?

  • alfred.willie - 2012-04-11 12:04

    Comrade, the anc doesn't condone corruption instead is trying to benefit those who are in the authority. If can look very carefully to what is happening against the freedom charter you will find that this the result of deviating from the realy issue, whereby people secrisficed their lives and died from the freedom outlined in the freedom charter.\r\nI want to say COMRADE jordan, you are too soft when it coming to the rich white people who you cannot even tell me, to say why they are so rich and we so poor?\r\n\THE PEOPLE MUST SHARE FROM THIS COUNTRY'S WEALTH\.

  • Glyn - 2012-04-11 12:37

    First move Pallo, vote DA! Or are you a coward?

  • Phuti - 2012-04-11 13:30

    The problem is not the government or ANC that allows corruption,it is us who keep voting them in even when they don't deliver.we need to give AZAPO ,PAC a chance not DA cos is for whites.

      Den - 2012-04-11 15:23

      phuti your so dum.

      HugoMabasa - 2012-04-11 17:28


      Dave - 2012-04-11 18:17

      Are the thumbs down for anti DA? Who cares its his democratic right to vote for who he's a huge step in my books that it won't be ANC

  • Siya - 2012-04-11 13:44


  • Wayne - 2012-04-11 14:06

    Richard Mdluli is a case in point.

  • vuyo.zuccherro.gqwaru - 2012-04-11 14:47

    Of course the ANC condones corruption but they condone it if it's one of their own who's corrupt. The only way to commit a crime and not get convicted is to join the ANC or be somehow aligned with it, remember Tony Yengeni and Schabir Shaik?

  • Flavi - 2012-04-11 14:54

    Enough talk. Do something about it.This goverment is milking us dry and the poor are suffering the most.Take for example the last fuel increase,not one cent went to the forecourt owners!!So to whom does that money go to??Levies All sorts of goverment levies.What does this have to do with the article?Read it again.Too much money is unaccounted for and now they need more money to feed their fat cat life styles.

  • Den - 2012-04-11 15:22

    hard not to condon when all your cronnies are doing it.

  • Stephen - 2012-04-11 16:26

    "That perception will not be eliminated except by resolute and tough action against the corrupt in our ranks," Wrong, it will be eliminated by the information bill.

  • Don.Tandy - 2012-04-11 18:36

    Condone corruption - perhaps. Actively participate in corruption - absolutely, hence the 'true' meaning of their name - Anarchy Nepotism Corruption.

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