Losing the moral fibre

SOUTH Africa may be rapidly losing its status as a democratic state. The recent revelations that tenderpreneurs were plotting to kill a mayor sends chills down the spine.

It is unbelievable that some, who prize money over ubuntu, would stoop to such dark deeds.

George Mthimunye was sent by the government to clean up the North West town of Vryburg after allegations of corruption. Other administrators were also allegedly targeted by these unscrupulous officials who did not want to let go of the public teat they were sucking on.

The plot came to light when the alleged hitmen became aggrieved when the officials tried to bargain down the price.

These are men of low moral fibre who are introducing Latin American lawlessness to our country. They would rather kill than accept punishment for their misdeeds. It is untenable that we employ public officers who are corrupt, have no conscience and who feel they are superior to other people.

The government must seriously consider its hiring policies and the practice of jobs for pals. The country needs a better calibre of civil servants: people who are passionately interested in the upliftment of the communities.

We don't need the scum who are taking advantage because very few officials have been convicted of corruption despite countless claims against them.

Perhaps the civil service should also consider adopting a vocational code of conduct, which should be taught at schools, to curb the rampant immorality that is surely spreading across the country.

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