ANC welcomes Corruption Watch initiative

Party calls on COSATU and all South Africans to blow whistle


The African National Congress (ANC) welcomes the launch of the Anti corruption unit - Corruption Watch- by Cosatu and Members of Civil Society. It is our held view that if crime and corruption is not firmly attended to, it has the potential to reverse our hard won democratic gains.  

Crime and corruption hampers the pace of government service delivery to our people. In our national as well as our local government election manifestos, the ANC has undertaken to ensure that government reviews its tendering systems by making them transparent in order to deal systematically with corruption and shoddy contractual work, where contractors who have delivered poor services will be blacklisted and forbidden from doing business with any Government structure. 

Responding to our call, Government has engaged the services of the Special Investigating Unit (SIU), to ensure that perpetrators of such corrupt acts are brought to book. 

We call upon Cosatu and all South Africans to blow the whistle against crime and corruption committed in both the public as well as in the private sector. This will ensure that this scourge of crime and corruption is uprooted completely in our society.  

We urge our law enforcement agencies to act swiftly in dealing with perpetrators of these ills. Furthermore, we call upon all South Africans to welcome this worthy initiative by Cosatu and Civil Society. 

Statement issued by Jackson Mthembu, ANC National Spokesperson, January 26 2012

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