The leader of the United Democratic Movement, Bantu Halomisa has recently raised one important question that is hard to answer, at the very same time, answers to this question can mean the difference between the ANC’s victory or failure in the upcoming local elections. “Do we still have the government,” Halomisa questions the existence of the ANC following the publications that 63 officials implicated in the R3 Billion corruption are yet or may not face the music?
The covid-19 has made visible one of the greatest problems within South African politics, corruption. The PPE tenders that were put out in response to the spread of the covid-19 virus have shown the level of corruption that exists within the government officials of South Africa. According to an article published by Mail&Guardian, over 127 officials have been implicated in the PPE tender sagas but only 64 (Which is only half) are going through the processes of prosecution. From that 64 managers implicated, there are even more chances that only a handful of cases will have breakthroughs.
Halomisa questioning if South Africa still has a government has to be one of the most important questions within the politics of South Africa because it shows the level of how bad things are. The question on its own may change the minds of those that are still willing to vote for the political party that has dismally failed to prosecute 63 officials who contributed to corruption estimated to be worth R1. Billion.
In the last 12 months, 127 government officials have been charged with offenses that range from fraud, alternatively forgery, Financial misconduct, corruption, and money laundering. That is according to the Special Investigating Unit(SIU) and an article published by Mail&Gurdian. A huge number of offenses were commited by officials from Gauteng, followed by Kwa-Zulu Natal and Eastern cape respectively. Below are some of the things South Africans had to say (Twitter Screenshots)
Content created and supplied by: The_Presence (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More