President Jacob Zuma says the Presidency is doing everything it can to fight corruption and at the same time “discourage those who may be tempted”.
He said while replying to a Parliamentary question from Congress of the People MP Diedre Carter on public comments he had made at a cadres forum in Pietermaritzburg in November 2015.
“The same people that are accusing me are the ones that are stealing, and I know exactly what they are stealing. I know exactly who they are” zuma said.
Carter requested a written reply a week later from Zuma on whether he had since reported any of the individuals that he claimed he knew “were stealing” from the State.
In the reply, released January 10, Zuma said he was committed to do even more to defeat the “scourge of corruption”, and that his Pietermaritzburg comments were made in the “spirit” of the successes they had had thus far.
“We do not only talk about fighting corruption, but we are doing something about it. The few cases I have mentioned [below] attest to the progress we are making.
“We will continue to speak out to discourage unethical behaviour and to discourage those who may be tempted. The statement was made in that spirit.”