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Opinion: The ANC is rotten to its core

The African National Congress (ANC) the ruling party since 1994 and the ones who has spearhead politics in South Africa. Is showing its ugly side these days. The dirty laundry isn’t hidden, but shown to the whole wide world to see. This is all happening because of the Previous President Jacob Zuma. Has initiated this and showed the world his insatiable greed.

Zuma will never profess to that. His a victim. He is the man who had to fall on a sword to let other people live. The ANC clipped his wings and made a mockery of him publicly. Because, the former head of state will never take responsibility for the “State of Capture” case and all the alleged corruption charges on him. No, no, no… this man is innocent and a saint.

Alas, we are in 2021 and now the gloves are off. The Zondo Commission is working. The damage of the corruption is hurting the party. The ANC is suspending its members and its hurting the egos on top. The latest victim is Ace Magashule who in the past promised to squeal on everyone who did anything within the party. If they went after him.

So now that they suspended Ace. He says the party now has to suspend President Cyril Ramaphosa on the same grounds. As he is also faces charges of money laundering and questionable funding in the CR17 Campaign donations,

We can wonder how this one will roll out. As there are several of people involved and been together in the eating on top. Certainly, the party, the high ranking officials and the ones appointed knows this. It is not like there is a single servant or one culprit. That is why Ace promised to talk before to show a point. Now, he targeted the President. The man who took over for Zuma and was supposed to make things differently. Alas, that haven’t been the whole story.

The ANC is rotten to the core. They are corrupt, grand corruption is in their veins and they live on perks of office. The ANC has gotten used to the spoils and the usage of state to benefit themselves. That is why, if you go after one of them. You will find a whole company and allies participating. This being investors, handlers and everyone closely associated with the ANC. It is not only a governing party, but a business enterprise subsidizing and incorporating funds into portfolio’s of ANC associates.

Therefore, that Ace retaliates is a must. He needs to show heart now. The man should show all proof and address this in meetings with the Zondo Commission. He should talk his heart out and use the weapon of knowledge. So, he can implicate others and show the dire truth of the party. That is if he dares, as his whole political life is on the line.

Yes, it has taken years for Zuma to get any punishment or any trial for his charges. The same could happen Magashule. But… that will forever follow him and his name. Ramaphosa has the luxury of the office now and clearly will not follow suit or a statement of a suspended Secretary General. Still, it is a show-down and shows the distress of a party inflicted in self-destruction.

A path Zuma initiated and engraved in the party. The greed, the zealous efforts to eat of the government plate and enrich themselves beyond belief. The ANC became a full bazaar and a place for petty thieves and corrupt officials. That is why the stink is smelling in Gauteng and elsewhere. The truth is that the party cannot run away from it anymore. Everyone knows it too. They know that these gentlemen in suits are “killing it” and have bank-accounts stashed away in Switzerland. That is has all been provided by government tenders and shell-companies shielding the schemes to make it happen.

This is why… Ace needs to tell and report what he knows now. Especially, when he dares to go afte the President. Since, a media statement is just the beginning. That is not enough. The damage control of the ANC will come into play and they will make a fool out of Magashule. Unless, he drops bombs to the Zondo Commission and show them explicit truth with documents and other proof of criminal conspiracy. Than he can bring down a whole bunch of people and undress them too.

The ones following knows this has been truth for years. ANC have been a lost cause for so long. It has been a corrupt enterprise running the state. That is really it and they endured a lot. It is now time for the ones shielding it to come forward and drop the knowledge from the inside. Not just jump on their swords and take the hit. Something got to give and maybe that’s someone as conning as Ace. Peace.

ActionSA: Open letter by Herman Mashaba – No, President Ramaphosa, you don’t get to blame others for corruption in the ANC (03.05.2021)

Opinion: Boris is acting like his untouchable

The Tories Prime Minister Boris Johnson has acted the way he does, because he has the feeling of being untouchable. The Tories have been rocked with several of scandals, but every time he has gotten away with it. In the past, lesser “crimes” or questionable actions have led to resignations or sackings in cabinet or within Parliament.

However, this time around the “untouchable” can be connected to whoever. Do whatever and get away it. If he is using government funds to pay-off a mistress. If he is spending questionable funds to go on a vacation in the Caribbean or refurbishing his flat in Downing Street. It just don’t matter..

Boris is used to get away with it and it seems like the politician thinks he can get a “jail free-card” in monopoly this time too. Johnson have been Teflon, but that seems more on luck and timing than anything else.

Boris has been able to skate by and jump ahead. The crises and scandals has eloped in the middle of a global pandemic and Brexit has hit the fan too. It is a twist of stagnation and lack of growth. While his personal life, turmoil and spending habits are creating issues. Surely, the Eton boys cannot be salvaged forever.

Like for instance he can create a modern blue room for press conferences, spend a fortune refurbishing that, but not intend to use it. That is the sort of epitome of the inept government his running. When he can do that on the public dime, what is he capable of doing with his own money?

The Prime Minister has enough challenges and questionable things in the past. Not only his shady and reckless articles, his attitude towards woman and foreigners. No, this man is a liar and con-man. Who has been able to get to the top. A place where he wants to remain.

Still, his associates and allies are clearly not helping him out. As his trailing with scandals and a mockery attempt of running the kingdom. The PM is misusing his time in office, living on money, which he haven’t earned and with that is compromised by these “donors”. That is the mere reality of this.

When his living his life on a lie and thinking he can twist this too. Hoping he can ride another storm and get away with it. A man calling himself broke, but living on the public’s dime. Having no costs for phone, housing or other natural expenditure plus a salary and a net work over 2 million pounds. This man clearly has it if he wants too, but is to erratic to keep basic control of his spending habits.

He has donors paying for everything. While still getting a salary and everything else. That say a lot about how he operates. This man because of his office thinks other people can cover his expenses. While they surely wants something in return. That means his in their pocket and will do their bidding because they pay for his nanny, wallpaper and former girlfriends to be silenced (or whatnot).

That is the sort of fella Boris is and his proud of it too. To squander his time in office and living lavish on other people’s monies. That is seemingly fine and he continues to find new schemes to get out of paying his bills.

He says his broke, but plenty in the general public would be grateful for his salary and perks. It just shows how distasteful and disgraceful he is. When he wants it bumped to the double to cover his “expenses”. How can he be capable as civilian, when he has pay all the additional costs of living, which he doesn’t have now? Also when he doesn’t have benefactors and donors to cover his ass?

That just shows how corrupted he is and how lucky his been until now. That none of his mischief have cost him anything and nobody has challenged him on it. He has just been able to brush it all off and continue like normal. There is a time of inquiry to look into his personal expenses and sources of money. As not only a public civil servant and a member of parliament, but as the head of state. As his supposed to be clean and following ministerial codes, which he most likely has breached.

There should be retributions for this and not just a “I’m sorry for breaking with your trust” . End scene and move on to the next episode. Peace.

Malawi: Chakwera has been praised for his anti-corruption drive, but he won’t spend to audit more …

Government has said there are no funds for more audits implying Malawians will be kept in the dark over how K17.5 billion of Covid-19 were used. The decision not to release the funds come 11 days after the leak of the audit report of the first K6.2 billion Covid-19 funds revealed how senior government officials including President Lazarus Chakwera’s close allies were implicated in the free-for-all loot” (Russell Kondowe – ‘Shocking: Chakwera sits on 17 billion Covid-19 funds audit’ 27.04.2021, Malawi24).

President Lazarus Chakwera and his Tonse Alliance have been credited by so many people for his battle against corruption. As he sacked a minister for his misuse of funds. The leak of Auditor General has also hit the pride of the government, which was supposed to be different from the previous ones.

Chakwera is following a typical pattern here. There is nothing new with corrupt ministers and misuse of office in Lilongwe. There been so many scandals of late. This being import of maize, cash-gate and others have proven how the previous administration was acting.

Now, Chakwera has gone hard and said he wouldn’t accept any corrupt official. However, when his keep audits secret or suspending funding from looking into the books. There can easily be done trade behind closed doors and tenders, which is done with kickbacks and with perks for the ones issuing them. This isn’t anything new… and Chakwera’s government is following suit.

If Chakwera thinks this is a smart move. Well, it’s not wise to keep people in the dark and shield the culprits. Sooner or later, whistle-blowers and other might leak documents to prove to the general public mischief. It might even be a corrupt fellow who didn’t greased, as he wanted to sting the ones higher up who didn’t give him/her a cut. Therefore, the President is doing himself a disservice.

Instead of being transparent and accountable. Letting people audit and showing the reports to the public. He will instead blame lack of funds and not allocate the needed money for the investigation. That shows that his really not seeking the truth and that is deliberate. It is like he knows the partners, the comrades and the culprits behind the scandals. Therefore, its easier to shield them on a technicality. Than actually do his job and govern properly.

Chakwera wants to be the hero, but this is the act of an zero. He wants to be praised and his gotten heroics for the sacking of minister. The Head of State is failing at his own game if he doesn’t prioritize and use funds to audit and have oversight of government spending. How can we trust the reverend, when his keeping it all hidden? What skeletons does his government have in the closet? What misuse of funds and deceit have been done by his appointees?

The President is failing his job and has his priorities wrong. This sort of statement and decision only undermines his anti-corruption drive and cast doubt about his will to do so. It is easy to take the fish and small-fishes who has already been revealed by leaks. However, it is something else to go after the ones who has done things in the dark and yet to be shown to the world. If the President is sincere and honest about it. He would spend money on this and not waste the general public’s time. Neither take the general public for fools.

It is not like COVID-19 funds is the only one. The President have charcoal and surely other scandals will come his way. Now we know he wants to hide these and not have it in the public’s eye. The reverend wants to keep secrets and that’s dishonest of him. Peace.

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