With the litany of large-scale criminality allegedly perpetrated by some ANC politicians, in the ongoing #statecapturerevelation, which has now seen prominent members of the ANC indicted, there are ominous fear that voters could have a change of mind, regarding who leads the country in the upcoming polls.
Concerned by the ugly trend, Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu says revelations of alleged criminality against ANC leaders at the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture would dent the party’s brand ahead of the upcoming general election.
Zulu was part of the ANC’s top brass, led by secretary-general Ace Magashule, who addressed the media on Tuesday to outline the outcomes of the party’s lekgotla held on Sunday and Monday.
Former chief operations officer of Bosasa Angelo Agrizzi has been on the stand at the commission since last week, dropping bombshells on how – for years – Bosasa lined the pockets of top ANC politicians and government officials with lucrative bribes in exchange for contracts and protection from the law.
The implicated politicians thus far include Environment Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane, ANC MP Vincent Smith and other members of Parliament.
Zulu said while the revelations would be detrimental to the ANC’s electoral prospects, they were necessary if the party was to correct its wrongs.
There are indications that more prominent ANC members could be indicted for similar cases of wrong doing in the coming weeks.