The latest expose of unbridled predation on the public purse by senior ANC figures should be the last straw for a greedy government!
When Jacob Zuma appointed his close aide Lindiwe Zulu, as the minister of small business, no one expected her to become the minister of ANC family business or “ANC Pty Ltd”.
The latest R631 million toilet contract is probably one of the most outrageous cases of self service by senior ANC leaders. This case is made worse by the feigned surprise of one of the direct beneficiaries, Gwede Matashe, when he says that any inference that the contract was awarded due to political connections is malicious. He went further to say that there were never any issues or enquiries when his wife worked for Gold Fields or PPC cement. This shows just how insulated and inured he and the ANC leadership have become from moral integrity. He doesn’t seem to get it that when she worked for Gold Fields, she wasn’t winning multi-million rand tenders from the state that her husband’s party leads in government.
The ANC has established an internal policy that prohibits public representatives and public servants from doing business with the state. This was met with wide public support. Now what we see happening is that the very leadership that instituted this policy are now using their family members to “front” for them as they plunder the public purse. This is the worst kind of predatory behaviour imaginable.
First the ANC used Chancellor House to