ANC bends the knee; surrenders cadre deployment records to the DA

Issued by Dr Leon Schreiber MP – DA’s Shadow Minister for Public Service and Administration
19 Feb 2024 in News

Please find attached a soundbite by Dr Leon Schreiber MP.

After more than three years of determined “lawfare” activism by the DA, we have today succeeded in our quest to force the ANC to hand over cadre deployment records dating back to 1 January 2013, when President Cyril Ramaphosa became chairman of the deployment committee that helped to facilitate state capture. This victory for transparency and the rule of law comes after the ANC was forced to bend the knee before the DA in court, where we won three successive battles, with cost orders, extending all the way to Constitutional Court.

The DA will now study the records to ascertain whether the ANC has complied with the court order in full, which directed it to hand over complete meeting minutes, email correspondence, Whatsapp conversations, CVs and all other relevant documentation dating back to January 2013. If the ANC has erased and manipulated parts of the information, or sought to otherwise undermine the Constitutional Court’s order, the DA will 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.

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.

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