The African National Congress (ANC) caucus on Monday, has slammed the acts of corruption regardless of warnings President Cyril Ramaphosa has issued at the beginning of the Covid- 19 pandemic.
ANC has expressed out the importance of clean governance in the use of funds for battling the virus.
“Impunity seems to be the order of the day when the rate of infections is rising and essential workers continue to experience shortages within hospitals regarding availability of personal protection gear,” statement reads.
However, the ANC caucus finds this conduct irritating as indicated by various reports in the media detailing disgusting reports of a trail of the graft and corruption.
Mostly in various provinces especially over the past two weeks.
In addition, the concerns of Finance Minister Tito Mboweni on these media reports and the acknowledgment of the President Cyril Ramaphosa’s authorisation to the Special Investigative Unit (SIU).
In oder to probe investigations of corruption in any state department during or related to Covid-19 national disaster funds.
“As the ANC caucus we are deeply embarrassed by this barbaric behaviour and calls on the fast- tracking of all these government-led initiatives to investigate and bring perpetrations to book immediately.
“Law enforcement agencies must work around the clock to stem the tide of these criminality,” the party said.
The party alluded corruption is a foreigner to development.
It prohibit the ability of the government to fight poverty, especially during a ravaging pandemic such as Covid-19 and negatively affects the economy and citizens.
“Corruption damages the already weakened sense of trust and social compact between the Government and the people and must be uprooted,” said ANC.