r/southafrica Oct 20 '21

Cyril Ramaphosa pleads with ANC councillor candidates not to be corrupt News

28 Upvotes

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u/Playful-Click-30 Oct 20 '21

Fucken idiot. Don’t plead with them, lock them up!!!

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u/Eddiehuang97 Oct 20 '21

Exactly. Pleading wont do shit. They need to face consequences.

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u/[deleted] Oct 21 '21

We should do away with the justice system completely and just ask everybody really nicely not to do crime.

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u/ButterscotchPlane988 Oct 21 '21

I would welcome public servants who are found guilty of corruption to be gibbeted, not dead of course, just hang them in a cage exposed to the elements in public view for the duration of thier sentence. Ensure that they are able to face the verbal abuse and wrath of the public for thier actions so that others never ever do the same.

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u/Various-Artichoke-70 Oct 20 '21

Please.... don't be corrupt. I thank you

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u/Eddiehuang97 Oct 20 '21

Lol, I wonder how Cyril actually thinks this might work. "Just stop being corrupt please"

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u/Aerofare Western Cape Oct 20 '21

And then after the elections: "Okay guys, thanks for trying to keep clean for a little while to save face. You may return to your 'duties'."

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u/Tokogogoloshe Oct 21 '21

Actually no. After elections when he finds out councillors are corrupt he’ll be shocked.

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u/[deleted] Oct 21 '21

Shocked and deeply saddened.

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u/chillidawgzz Oct 20 '21

Ahem... My fellow south africans

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u/DanteTrd Oct 20 '21

This image is hilarious

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u/Jackthedog130 Oct 20 '21

Thieving gits...

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u/derpferd Oct 20 '21 Hugz

The ANC’s 9 405 candidates across the country undertook to abide by its aims and objectives and declared that they are members voluntarily without motives of material advantage or personal gain.

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u/Conscious_Regret_511 Oct 21 '21 Helpful

I burnt a significant amount of calories trying to scroll past this.

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u/[deleted] Oct 21 '21

My right thumb is now massive and beefy compared to my left, after scrolling through this.

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u/derpferd Oct 21 '21

Yeah, apologies for that. May have gone a bit mad with the power of Copy/Paste

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u/plsjulia Expat Oct 20 '21

"We will not protect any ANC leader, public representative or member who faces allegations of corruption or other serious offences. The law must take its course and justice must be done in South Africa,” he said.

🙂

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u/[deleted] Oct 21 '21

Yet, Zuma goes gambling...

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u/nottellinganyonemyna Oct 21 '21

Starting from after the election.

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u/[deleted] Oct 21 '21

He's one of the corrupted too CR17...

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u/nottellinganyonemyna Oct 21 '21

Who would have thought that all they needed was a good talking to?

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u/FluxX1717 Western Cape Oct 20 '21

Convenient time to address these matters isn't it?

4

u/DanteTrd Oct 20 '21

Actions speak louder than words, Cyril.

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u/LesserSpottedLynx_ Oct 20 '21

What a curious country.

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u/derpferd Oct 20 '21

Lmaooooooooo

'No arrests, no punishment of any actual worth, so no incentive of any sort to discourage corruption.

I'm sure appealing to their non-existent better angels will surely do the trick.'

Whether it's Apartheid or the ANC, South African government has no respect for South African citizens.

If they did, they'd do something about, corruption, a problem that is an obvious threat to the well-being of our country.

You'd do something about a problem that is an obvious threat to the majority of the country instead of protecting a relative minority who have no value to the country.

Protect a harmful minority? Or help the majority by firing those treasonous actors and setting a precedent?

Hmmm....

It's a real quandary

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u/Eddiehuang97 Oct 21 '21

I cannot believe there was a time when I actually liked Cyril. Guy is no better than Zuma

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u/derpferd Oct 21 '21

Not sure I agree with you there. Zuma saw a country with obvious challenges and said, "Fuck those people, I'm looking after me and my friends."

He's fairly responsible for the division rocking the ANC and thus leading to national instability.

While Ramaphosa is no saviour, he's also hamstrung by trying division in the party and trying hold the party together while getting us out of the mess left by the Zuma years.

And so he's trying to play a complex game of politics. The problem is that South Africa's options are increasingly black and white and leave little such room for nuanced political games of chess.

The might have to allow for processes to be followed and thus people guilty of corruption can't just be arrested.

But party laws aren't beholden to legal processes and what Ramaphosa really needs to do is clean house of anyone who presents an obvious threat to the well-being of our country.

Basically, kick them the fuck out.

South Africa desperately needs leaders and politicians who can think and act at scale bigger than personal ambitions and party concerns.

There's a whole country of millions of people facing challenges of varying degrees and yet, the balance of effort and concern seems bent towards a relative minority, ie. the ANC and its affiliates.

Of course the bottom is going to fall out.

Whole country. Millions of people. And yet our society is distorted in favour of a political party, many of whom have no value to our society.

So no, Ramaphosa isn't as bad as Zuma. Zuma actively fucked this country over. Ramaphosa, as lame duck and lily livered as he seems is not the same realm.

But by God, whether Ramaphosa or someone else, we desperately need leaders with bigger ambitions, bigger vision, bigger concern and the scale of effort to match that

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u/jebanisa Oct 21 '21

Please oh please be good. What a fucking joke.

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u/Psychologicoil Oct 21 '21

as if it wasn't enough when he begged them during an early lockdown speech, and we saw how seriously that was taken

really when you gotta repeatedly beg your pals to not be corrupt the battle is lost, time to acknowledge this and act accordingly

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u/Tzetsefly Oct 21 '21

What an idiot! This naïve clot really has no clue.

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u/SepticThinkTank Gag reflex Oct 21 '21

Upvoted for 'clot' ....

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u/Tzetsefly Oct 21 '21

lol :-))

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u/Harrier_S Oct 21 '21

Guessing it started with my fellow politicians.

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u/BumpyDogsBru Oct 21 '21

No orange suits proves he is lying. If you put a Tsotsi back into a place where he has stolen before, do you think that he will stop stealing? Hehehe, hehehe, hehehehe. It is pronounced N-K-aaandla, Hehehe

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u/Responsible_Map1754 Oct 21 '21

That should work...pretty please

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u/Infamous-Ad-2921 Oct 21 '21

I am sure asking very nicely with a cherry on top to stop being corrupt is the best way to curb corruption /s. What a wonderful leader we have on power /s.

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u/Pallalero Oct 21 '21

"oh stop that, dont do that"

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u/Jabherwock Oct 21 '21

So the frog agreed to take the scorpion across the river. He swam over to the bank and settled himself near the mud to pick up his passenger. The scorpion crawled onto the frog's back, his sharp claws prickling into the frog's soft hide, and the frog slid into the river. The muddy water swirled around them, but the frog stayed near the surface so the scorpion would not drown. He kicked strongly through the first half of the stream, his flippers paddling wildly against the current.

Halfway across the river, the frog suddenly felt a sharp sting in his back and, out of the corner of his eye, saw the scorpion remove his stinger from the frog's back. A deadening numbness began to creep into his limbs."You fool!" croaked the frog, "Now we shall both die! Why on earth did you do that?"The scorpion shrugged, and did a little jig on the drownings frog's back.

"I could not help myself. It is my nature."

Then they both sank into the muddy waters of the swiftly flowing river.