ANC effectively denies its integrity commission any power to act
ANC official Mathole Motshekga says the matter of the integrity commission’s reach will be taken to the national general council for further discussion in 2020
The ANC has once again shown that it does not take its integrity commission seriously, after a constitutional amendment on its powers was referred to the next national general council, which will only be held in mid-2020. This is despite the fact that the ANC’s national executive committee (NEC), the highest decision-making body outside of a national conference, resolved that the commission be given more teeth and that its findings be binding. The ANC, however, has done nothing but ignore most findings of the integrity commission, especially those relating to President Jacob Zuma. In July, City Press reported that it had obtained the integrity commission’s report, which showed that its members had asked Zuma to resign but that he had declined to do so.