Amidst the president, Ramaphosa’s new, ANC general secretary, Ace Magashule alongside the ANC chief whip Pemmy Mojodina have pronounced the name list of the former president Zuma’s cabinet ministers as the chairpersons of parliamentary oversight committees, despite being eminently implicated in corruption and in the State capture enquiry
(Ace Magashule: Picture: AFP/Gianluigi Guercia)
Opinion Article By Mhlanga IT
Interestingly, the decision taken by the ANC is arguably purporting to be a collective resolution, most notably taking into account the fact that Ramaphosa has vowed to purge corruption. However, it is now apparent that the chairpersons, who are reportedly corrupt will hold Ramaphosa’s new dawn to account.
The question on the spotlight is whether or not these factions will resolutely stand as collective to ensure good governance is of paramount importance in the country. In Sona2019, Ramaphosa was lauded for pointing out his commitment to building an ethical state in which there is no place for corruption, patronage, rent-seeking, and plundering of public money.
“We want a corps of skilled and professional public servants of the highest moral standards – and dedicated to the public good,” he emphasized. Seemingly, it can be said that what he said is inconsistent with the chosen chairpersons who are clearly not fit mainly because of their ethical delinquency leveled against them.