The DA has released a statement asserting its intention to introduce the End Cadre Deployment Bill, a matter which was discussed during Gwede Mantashe’s testimony before the Zondo Commission.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) took to Twitter on Wednesday, 14 April 2021, to circulate a statement detailing its intention to introduce the End Cadre Deployment Bill. The statement functioned to alert the public that the bill has been gazetted and is currently calling for public comment.
According to the statement, “The testimony delivered in front of the Zondo Commission has clearly revealed that political interference by the ANC in the public administration, which has effectively erased the line of separation between party and state, is the foundation of state capture and systemic corruption in South Africa.”
This was in reference to Gwede Mantashe’s testimony during his time on the stand. Mantashe claimed that cadre deployments are based on capabilities and competence, contrary to popular belief. However, considering the state of most public offices and departments, his words do not reflect the reality of the state of public administration.
See the post below.
For 24 years, the DA has warned that the cadre deployment policy adopted at the ANC's 1997 Mafikeng conference is the heart of corruption and capture. Today, Mantashe's testimony at the State Capture Commission is exposing this truth. Time for the DA's End Cadre Deployment Bill! pic.twitter.com/GbJC6H1UQp
— Leon Schreiber (@Leon_Schreib) April 14, 2021