The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation and friends grumbling about the ANC being soft on corruption have ignored the inconvenient truth that the ANC has steadfastly ignored binding remedial action required by the highest court in the country. This stance needs to change if any positive progress is to be made in relation to ending the culture of corruption with impunity abroad in the land.
The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation's staffers, supported by some 30 civil society organisations, are deserving of congratulations for gathering in St George's Cathedral, Cape Town during the rehearsal for SONA 2020 to protest against the flaccid response of the ANC to the avalanche of prima facie revelations of grand corruption and State Capture on the part of the more kleptocratic elements in the ANC and SA society in general.
The work of investigative journalists, academics and clerics who write on the topic, as well as the torrent of incriminating evidence at the Zondo commission, are indeed troubling to those desiring a peaceful, prosperous and progressive future for SA.
The "hook" for the gathering was a call in his 2019 Midnight Mass sermon by the Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba, for 2020 to be the "Year of the...