Nice talk ANC, now act

I am pleased that for the first time ANC president Jacob Zuma spoke out against corruption. He must now act decisively against it. Actions must always be louder than words.

I am pleased that for the first time ANC president Jacob Zuma spoke out against corruption. He must now act decisively against it. Actions must always be louder than words.

Here are things that Zuma must do immediately to demonstrate that the ANC is against corruption.

He must first tell his side of the story about his relationship with Schabir Shaik, Alain Thetard, Vivian Reddy, Mabheleni Ntuli and Jurgen Kohl.

He must publicly denounce the purchase of a R425000 scanner by the KwaZulu-Natal department of health for R1,5m, especially because rumours are doing the rounds that some of the R1million difference went into the coffers of the ANC.

Zuma must also instruct Sibusiso Ndebele, the doctor, to suspend health MEC Peggy Nkonyeni who is charged with corruption. If the ANC is determined to remove Jackie Selebi before he is found guilty, the same determination is required in the case of Nkonyeni.

The ANC must also suspend the two councillors charged with corruption in the Umgungundlovu District council.

Zwelinzima Vavi also spoke well against corruption. Now he must demonstrate his commitment by explaining why he abused Cosatu's credit card, which led to his bitter rivalry with Willie Madisha.

Come on ANC, you are handicapped to fight corruption, especially if you protect the corrupt among you.

Langa Masondo, Pietermaritzburg

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