7.8.2020 06:44 pm
Though the envoy sent to help mediate the situation the neighbouring country has been welcomed, at least one analyst says the president himself should be intervening if he really considers it serious.
While Zimbabwean organs of civil society have welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s move to send envoys to troubled Zimbabwe, one of the leading South African political analysts says he is not hopeful about the mission yielding any positive outcome.
Nelson Mandela Bay councillor Mongameli Bobani, once voted out as mayor, is now at the helm of one of the city’s most important portfolios, with the biggest budget, but insists his appointment is “not a mistake”. The UDM councillor made a dramatic return to the mayoral committee, this time as infrastructure and engineering MMC (member […]
The metro has been without a mayor since the UDM’s Mongameli Bobani was booted out via a vote of no confidence in December 2019.
He said in genuine democracy, Ramaphosa’s spokesperson, Khusela Diko, would be forced to resign immediately because of her husband’s alleged involvement on corruption.
Experts say those hoping that the ANC’s alliance partners would side with the people of the country in the battle against corruption shouldn’t hold their breath, while there is equally little hope of the party’s integrity committee doing anything to punish those respnsible.
The metro has always been in hot water with National Treasury, and Cogta Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has also expressed concern over the situation.
DA leadership hopeful Mbali Ntuli, who was this week’s guest on the episode, said she believed the government could be more creative with the ban.
Cosatu says if government really wants to prove they are serious about tackling corruption, they must fire all ministers, MECs and other public officials involved in corruption and financial malfeasance, and fast track legal prosecutions.
Limpopo ANC structures have endorsed the decision by the national leadership of the ANC to reinstate Florence Radzilani and Danny Msiza in their positions.
Police have since said they were investigating the matter, a development which the ANC welcomed.
He said the party was now drawing the line on corruption and would combine preventative and punishment measures in its fight.
ANC regional task team coordinator Luyolo Nqakula said the party would never support any decisions taken by the black caucus not borne out of engagement and consultation.
In the end, the NEC did not take a firm decision on the matter and it was referred to a future meeting.
Bobani was removed from his position as mayor in December last year after relations with the ANC and other smaller parties in the coalition soured.
Diko had justified the now cancelled tender, saying he had a responsibility to support the rural community where he came from.