'Corrupt rats and mice' must be booted out of the ANC, says Tito Mboweni
Finance minister Tito Mboweni has expressed that those found guilty of corruption should be booted out of the ANC.
This week, on Twitter, Mboweni said “rats and mice” who are found guilty of corruption should be booted out of the party with immediate effect, adding that the party cannot continue the way it has been.
Mboweni suggested it was better to have fewer "better” members than a lot of corrupt members.
“Those who loot and steal must be summarily booted out of the ANC. Rats and mice must be uprooted and thrown away. We cannot go on like this,” he said.
Those who loot and steal must be summarily booted out of the ANC. Rats and mice must be uprooted and thrown away. We cannot go on like this. No! “Better Fewer But Better”.— Tito Mboweni (@tito_mboweni) February 7, 2021
Masuku was fired as health MEC while Diko took a leave of absence in July last year, pending an investigation into allegations that her husband “scored” a R125m PPE tender. She denied wrongdoing by herself or her husband.
This is not the first time Mboweni has lashed out against corruption-accused ANC members.
Last year, at the height of the PPE investigations, he said “unscrupulous thieves must be dealt with decisively”.
Mboweni said it was time that leadership led without fear, favour, or prejudice.
“We should be working together to defeat the virus. Not see this as an opportunity to defraud the state and unwell people. We are watching you and there have to be consequences,” he said at the time.
His recent statement drew mixed reactions from many, including former Gauteng premier Mbhazima Shilowa.
Here is a snapshot of what was said:
Amen! U got it right Madam! Why talk about an accident if you have not seen one. Name them— Tshepo Malatjie (@nokodt) February 7, 2021
True. Imagine being the minister of finance but hundreds of millions of rands are stolen under your watch— Jacques (@WollieKat) February 7, 2021
Actually by legislation, the Minister must ensure taxpayers money is used prudently, I like Uncle Tito, but he is failing in that regard— Phumudzo Makhani (@makhanip) February 7, 2021
Not just that sir, if they have stolen then they should be arrested, tried and sent to jail. There seems to be 2 different legal systems one for the people and one for politicians.— sarahdawson (@sarahcdawson1) February 7, 2021