Former African National Congress (ANC) Vice President Kgalema Motlanthe has called for the strengthening of the ruling party’s Integrity Commission.
Motlanthe talks about conference thoughts:
The commission was set up in 2013 to protect the image of the ANC and to enhance its standing in the community by ensuring that action is taken to deal with public officials, leaders and members who face allegations of inappropriate behaviour.
Motlanthe says that the leadership of the party should be decisive in matters of misconduct and that the constitutional laws governing the organization will be followed very strictly.
The committee is currently led by party elders including George Mashamba and Sophie Williams De Bruyn.
Head of policy, Jeff Radebe, says the party’s integrity committee will be fully resourced by the party as a legally constituted structure of the ANC.
This is after the chairman of the commission, George Mashamba, described “lack of resources” as a major obstacle for the commission to do its work.
The committee met with ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday seeking an explanation for the robbery at his Phala Phala farm in Waterberg, Limpopo.
Radebe says the commission must be fit because it will have a huge task in the coming months, as ANC members implicated in the Nationality Commission report will have to appear before it.
“We are very concerned about the capacity of the Integrity Commission. So as we speak now, through the SGs office, they are busy trying to expand the Integrity Commission. The task force has also met with the integrity committee where we discussed some of the interventions where we can help them to ensure that they can fulfill their obligations.
Category no on the way down
ANC national spokesperson Pule Mabe says the party’s strategy conference in Nasrec, south of Johannesburg, is going well and there are no issues that could lead to its collapse.
He was addressing the media at the conference, which runs until Sunday, and rejected claims that the ANC was in decline.
“There were no issues that caused concern or concern, or anything that tried to suggest that the strategic conference might collapse.” We’re almost at two million now, which basically indicates that we’re not a declining organization, we’re a growing formation. There is no organization in this country that has had the membership that the ANC has had, we are proud of that. The biggest network the ANC has is its own members,” says Mabe.
Motlanthe calls for strengthening of ANC integrity commission – SABC News
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