Anti-Corruption Forum has not met once in 4 years
5 July 2016
A reply to a DA parliamentary question has revealed that the National Anti-Corruption Forum (NACF) hasn’t convened a single meeting in four years to address the growing cases of corruption in the public service. This dereliction is indicative of the ANC government’s hollow commitment to fighting corruption in the public service and elsewhere.
Corruption is the cancer that stops service delivery to the millions of South Africans who desperately need an already bloated public service to work for them. Corruption also undermines economic development and growth needed for job creation.
I will write to the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration requesting that that the Public Service Commission (PSC)- under which the NACF falls- appear before Parliament to account for this grave dereliction of duty. The PSC is answerable to Parliament in terms of section 196(5) of the Constitution and must account for this corruption-mongering state of affairs.
By not convening a single meeting of the NACF, the DA asserts that the PSC has failed to give effect to its constitutional mandate to “exercise its powers and perform its functions without fear, favour or prejudice in the interest of the maintenance of effective and efficient public administration and a high standard of professional ethics in the public service.”