DA wins battle to make ANC cadre deployment records public
Date: 04 January 2022
Following months of sustained pressure by the DA, the State Capture Commission has made public the minutes of ANC cadre deployment committee meetings. Since the minutes only appear to date back to 2018, the DA will continue our court battle to also publicise cadre deployment records from before 2018 – when President Cyril Ramaphosa chaired the committee that captured, corrupted and collapsed our state.
The minutes show that, between 3 December 2018 and 17 May 2021 under the presidency of Cyril Ramaphosa, the ANC’s cadre deployment committee interfered in the appointment of senior public servants to at least 96 different government departments, agencies and the boards of state-owned enterprises.
Just as shocking is the fact that the minutes indicate that applicants in some cases applied directly to the ANC’s deployment committee. “Applications for deployment” were discussed as a standing item during numerous meetings. If it is indeed the case that applicants send their applications and CVs directly to the ANC rather than to the government, it makes a complete mockery of the state’s own appointment process because it is the ANC that ultimately decides who gets employed.
These records reveal the fundamental truth that state capture was a deliberate and systematic project undertaken by the ANC through its cadre deployment committee to capture every single state institution in the country to serve the party and its corrupt ends, rather than the people of South Africa.