African National Congress celebrated its 101st birthday over the
Jacob Zuma addressed ANC members at Kings Park Stadium in Durban, where he
committed his party on fighting corruption in the country.
Opposition Parties welcomed his speech but
the Democratic Alliance said there are few things that need to done to show
that they are serious about fighting corruption.
DA Shadow Deputy Minister Debbie Schafer
said if the ANC wants the South African people to believe that they are serious
about fighting crime and corruption then President Zuma needs to take the
Schafer says first the President must instruct his attorney to make available
the spy types and other relevant information that the DA has been fighting to
obtain, since the 783 charges against him were withdrawn by the NPA, if the
president has nothing to hide then there is no reason to continue obstructing
the DA’s access to them.
Schafer adds secondly President Zuma must
appoint a permanent head of the special investigations unite, which has now had
an acting head for over a year, the person he appoints should be someone who is
independent and who is a person of integrity, in whom the public can have
Lastly Schafer said he must appoint a
permanent head of the national prosecuting authority once again this person
must be a person who is fit and proper and someone with the utmost integrity and
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