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DA threatens legal action if ANC manipulated cadre deployment records


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DA threatens legal action if ANC manipulated cadre deployment records

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20th February 2024

By: Thabi Shomolekae
Creamer Media Senior Writer


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The Democratic Alliance (DA) said it will study the African National Congress’ (ANC’s) cadre deployment records to ascertain whether it has fully complied with the court order, which directed it to hand over complete meeting minutes, email correspondence, WhatsApp conversations, CVs and all other relevant documentation, dating back to January 2013.

After more than three years of “determined lawfare activism” the DA succeeded in its quest to force the ANC to hand over its cadre deployment committee records, dating back to when President Cyril Ramaphosa became chairperson of its deployment committee, which the DA says helped facilitate State capture.


DA Shadow Minister for Public Service and Administration Dr Leon Schreiber said if the ANC had erased or manipulated parts of the information, or sought to otherwise undermine the Constitutional Court’s order, the DA would launch further legal action to hold ANC leaders personally accountable.

“As soon as we have processed the voluminous documentation, the DA will fulfill our longstanding undertaking to make public the ANC’s dirty cadre secrets for every South African to see,” said Schreiber.


Meanwhile, he noted that the victory for transparency and the rule of law came after the ANC was forced to "bend the knee" before the DA in court, where the DA won three successive battles, with cost orders, extending all the way to the Constitutional Court.

“Today’s victory is yet another important landmark on the DA’s journey towards abolishing cadre deployment corruption from the face of South Africa. ANC cadre deployment laid the foundation for State capture, for systemic corruption, and for the service delivery collapse that caused loadshedding, water-shedding, and the accelerating failure of the state,” explained Schreiber.


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