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ramaphosa2News24 reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for the arrest of local government officials who "put personal greed ahead of the interest of our people".  He was addressing the SA Local Government Association's (Salga’s) national members’ assembly in Durban.  

Ramaphosa said officials involved in corruption should be arrested like those who were recently arrested in KZN for their alleged involvement in political killings.  "This is encouraging.  The same should be done to people who have put personal greed ahead of the interest of our people.  We must deal with them so that they must become afraid to be arrested themselves.  They must know that if they do wrong things, they will be dealt with like we are dealing with the killers here in the province," said Ramaphosa.  He told delegates that communities did not want to see government officials "with their hands in our cookie jar" and added that communities “don’t want to see us misusing and wasting their resources.  They want to see us serving them with integrity, with dignity and without any form of corruption whatsoever."

  • Read Mxolisi Mngadi’s full report at News24

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