Johannesburg — ActionSA has condemned the appointment of Des van Rooyen and Papa Leshabane as members of the Gauteng Enterprise Propeller and Tourism Authority Boards respectively.
The party said the Department of Economic Development received nearly 500 applicants for the 31 positions advertised, of which two were filled by Van Rooyen and Leshabane.
ActionSA said this was an indication of corruption.
Both men were accused in the Zondo state-capture.
“This is a direct reflection of the lawlessness which has spread throughout the country as our government continues to reward money hungry and corrupt individuals,” Funzo Ngobeni, ActionSA Provincial Chairperson.
ActionSA condemns the appointment of state-capture accused at Gauteng Departmenthttps://t.co/yEPa5qBloE
The fight against corruption requires the support of members of society to ensure that unethical behaviour & misconduct are addressed immediately for the betterment of SA.
— ActionSA (@Action4SA) October 12, 2023
According to IOL, Van Rooyen’s name popped up repeatedly, linked to the Gupta family for allegedly trying to sway a security tender at SAA, while Leshabane was found to be a middle-fielder through passing corrupt deals between Bosasa and government.
ActionSA added said corruption should be declared enemy number one and that a zero-tolerance approach should be implemented. The fight against corruption requires the support of members of society to ensure that unethical behaviour and misconduct are addressed immediately for the betterment of the country.
“As ActionSA, we believe that individuals who are found wanting should be held accountable and not promoted, as was the case with the two accused. It is crucial that preventative measures are applied<” Ngobeni continued.
He said that ActionSA remains committed to fighting against corruption in South Africa and to fight against the decay and exploitation in the country.
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Compiled by Matthew Petersen