Mondli Makhanya | No more free-for-all for the comrades

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In his letter, Ramaphosa boldly acknowledged that, while corruption was rife throughout society, the ANC was “accused number one” in the eyes of the population. Picture: GCIS
In his letter, Ramaphosa boldly acknowledged that, while corruption was rife throughout society, the ANC was “accused number one” in the eyes of the population. Picture: GCIS

VOICES

The overwhelming reaction to the tough utterances against corruption by the ANC national executive committee (NEC) – President Cyril Ramaphosa’s plaintive letter to ANC branch members and this week’s special NEC meeting on malfeasance – has understandably been one of deep cynicism.

South Africans have greeted the ANC leadership’s belated anti-corruption crusade with gaping yawns and tired groans of “we’ve heard it all before”. You can’t blame them.

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