The Democratic Alliance is of the view that the ANC’s election manifesto is proof that the governing party is not serious about tackling corruption.
The manifesto promises to “put an end to state capture, restore the integrity of public institutions and tackle corruption”.
“While these promises are all good and well, it is evident that the ANC chooses to gloss over its role in corruption which has had a devastating effect on the provision of services to our people,” DA spokesperson on corruption, Phumzile Van Damme said in a statement on Sunday.
The ANC manifesto which was launched on Saturday at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban proves that unlike the DA, the ruling party has no plan on how it is going to tackle corruption, according to Van Damme.
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“The ANC is incapable of self-correcting and promoting integrity in government, because they are the very people who erode good governance and destroy institutions,” she said.
The DA further promises that corruption under a government led by the opposition party will lead to a sentence of 15 years imprisonment.
The opposition party highlights its plan to fight corruption:
Establishing an independent unit dedicated to identifying, fighting and prosecuting corruption.
Ensuring the payment of all public money is transparent.
Bringing in direct elections for all political office holders so that the South African people can hold their president, premiers and mayors directly accountable.
Implementing regular lifestyle audits for all politicians and government officials.
Protecting and encouraging ‘whistleblowers’ who identify and report on corrupt activities
“The people of South Africa deserve a government which provides services and keeps them safe, not one which robs them of their futures,” Van Damme concluded.