ANC plans lifestyle audits of party leaders’ finances‚ warns of discipline to come

The African National Congress national executive committee says it will take action against politicians who use the party to enrich themselves.

To deal with the scourges of factionalism‚ disunity and corruption‚ the NEC has called for stronger consequence management within the ANC. Discipline within the ANC must stringently enforced at all levels and the values of the ANC must be discernible in all members in statement and conduct‚” the ruling party said in a statement after the NEC meeting.

 “Self-serving and careerist politicians must be discouraged from our ranks and those who use the ANC for selfish gain acted against. Accordingly‚ the NEC has called for the introduction of ad hoc lifestyle audits for political leaders and public servants. The NEC has also directed that all allegations of corruption must be responded to and clarified as soon as they arise.”