African National Congress is heading to court in defense of it's cadre deployment after Chief Justice Raymond Zondo in his last state capture commission report finds that it is unconstitutional and unlawful.
Basing their argument on the report, the Democratic Alliance brought an application to the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria and asked it to declare that the ANC cadre deployment policy is unconstitutional and unlawful.
ANC comrades including Gwede Mantashe who was recommended by Zondo for further investigation for his role in state capture are collectively challenging Democratic Alliance in court in their defense of the cadre deployment policy.
Mantashe in his response to what Zondo deemed unconstitutional and unlawful concerning cadre deployment, said this can not be true as this policy was effective in making sure black people were also given opportunity to head departments that were once a preserve for white people.
Under Zuma's administration, as well as Cyril's cadre deployment has been in motion, and critics believe this is why corruption is still rife.
Mantashe however defended this cadre deployment and says it's problematic to define it as unconstitutional.
"What is unlawful should be that, in 1994, every head of the department was white. That is really what is unlawful, but if cadre deployment, which changed this situation, is now deemed unlawful, then I do not know what unlawful is," he said.
Professor William Gumede argued that unless stopped now, the ANC's cadre deployment policy will be responsible for the total collapse of the state, economy, and social breakdown.
This is because cadre deployment has seen comrades without any qualifications being placed in departments they know very little about, thereby causing a mess in those departments.
In countries that are still being ruled by revolutionary parties, cadre deployment is one of the main reasons why those African countries including South Africa will fail.
Political analyst, Simon Grindrod argued that government must be the only job in the world where you are guaranteed your salary, perks, blue-lights and pension for doing absolutely nothing for multiples of five years.
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