Is the ANC alone in this scandals? Do not think so. The Arms deals scandal started decades back and more scandals followed soon – Textbook scandal – Escom, SAL, SABC, Denel – all SOE’s scandal – Gupta scandal – Nkandla scandal – Tenders and Trains scandal – Soccer stadium scandal – Land scandal – 5000 farms scandal – ALL of this since 1994. Most companies are B-BBEE but the scandals are there for the elites only.
Daar is soveel skandale sedert 1994, maar die na 1994 het net by die ander elite skandale voor 1994 aangesluit. Projek Hammer (FW en sy kollegas) as ‘n voorbeeld. Triljoene is al verlore in die “wonderfontein” van Suid-Afrika waartoe belastings bygedra word. Voeg die 15% VAT wat uit misdaad en versekering verdien word, en die omvang van korrupsie word net al groter. Waar gaan al hierdie korrupsie geld heen? Na ontwikkelingsbanke toe. Die Wapenskandaal het ook bygedra om infrastrukture vir die Chinese te skep, en sommiges elites en verwant aan seekatarms van die ANC hou hul verniet onkundig daaroor.
“The ANC has become exactly what Mbeki warned: ignoble, parasitic and corrupt. No wonder he wont campaign for them.”
Former President Thabo Mbeki says the ANC has a general money problem
16 Augustus 2019
Former President Thabo Mbeki has added his views on presidential campaign funding in the African National Congress(ANC), reportedly saying issues around how money is used within the governing party is something it is aware of.
It was reported on Sunday that at an interactive event with students at the University of South Africa on 15 August, Mbeki said he believed the public scrutiny around President Cyril Ramaphosa’s funders to his 2017 ANC presidential campaign shouldn’t be focused on the president alone as the problems have been around for a while.
“It’s an issue that has been with the ANC for some time. So, I am sure that the ANC will deal with that issue. I am saying the ANC has identified there is a problem – the use of money – because clearly it’s got to be addressed,” Mbeki was quoted as saying.
He added that statements that there hasn’t been any policy on the issue meant “the matter must be attended to”.
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The former statesman also said he didn’t believe any ANC leader had been bought by “monopoly capital” following accusations by some opposition parties that Ramaphosa was bought by “white monopoly capital” after the Sunday Independent published the names of the CR17 funders last week, which consisted largely of business people.
“I am quite certain that as members of the ANC, we would never allow a situation in which leaders of the ANC are bought by monopoly capital, that they cease to be our leaders and they become property of somebody else. If that happens, you should blame the rest of us. But I don’t think we would allow that to happen,” he said.
The matter surrounding Ramaphosa’s ANC campaign funding followed Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s report released in July, which found that the president misled Parliament over a R500,000 donation to his campaign from African Global Operations, previously known as Bosasa.
In November 2018, Ramaphosa responded to a question in the National Assembly in which he claimed that the money was in fact payment to his son for services rendered, but he later corrected the statement.
Ramaphosa took the Public Protector’s report on an urgent judicial review to be set aside. The High Court in Pretoria granted him an interdict of Mkhwebane’s remedial action and recommendations, which included, among others, an ethics probe by Parliament and the National Prosecuting Authority investigating allegations of money laundering involving the C17 campaign.
At the beginning of August, emails related to funding for the campaign were leaked and circulated on social media. The emails were verified in newspapers, which reported Ramaphosa’s campaign managers believed the communication was intercepted illegally.
Last week, the High Court in Pretoria temporarily sealed the Public Protector’s records related to her investigation, as requested by the president.
Mkhwebane on Wednesday filed the record with the High Court as part of the president’s application to review and set aside the report and its findings. But, other evidence related to the Public Protector’s report may be made public depending on whether Ramaphosa’s legal team is satisfied that the records were lawfully obtained and are not confidential.