The wheels of justice are turning

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ANC secretary general Ace Magashule. Photograph ;Phando Jikelo/African News Agency (ANA)

Recently, it reported that The Secretary-General of the ANC is served with a warrant of arrest. However important, this warrant of arrest must be seen not to be an attack to the ANC’s sitting Secretary-General. It is crucial to uncover the truth and an opportunity for him to clear his name against any accusation levelled against him.

The disservice that happened and left unattended was frightening when they showed the extent of abuse in the free state. This abuse badly affected the disadvantaged people the government is serving. The ordinary people are the ones who were supposed to benefit from the Estina dairy project, housing project, and the removal of asbestos. Ethics or being ethical is a crucial requirement for all of us, especially if the government gives you a trust position.

It is important to note that this is a significant action that arrests corruption and fraud at all levels within the government and private sectors. All these prominent cases must be given the necessary consideration by the government prosecuting arms. Failure to act will derail government efforts in curbing corruption. A claim to note is the Steinhoff saga. Not long ago, Steinhoff Executive management implicated in wrongdoing, and still, no action is forthcoming.

An action by the state’s prosecuting arms offers assurance from the ordinary person on the streets that everyone is not above the law, failure to act in an ethical and morally, justice will catch up with you.

What remains, why the pending arrest waited for so long for it to happen?

I am asking this question for one simple fact, there are many people wronged in the free state through various schemes, and some of them to be beneficiaries could not see this day. If this is true, we will need to start asking ourselves serious questions about the reports by the public protector and the prosecuting authorities for their non-action or inadequate actions for all these years.

It is crucial, though, that as much it is a necessary action by the prosecuting authorities, it must not be influenced or seen to be affected by a sitting President. The challenge facing all the prosecuting arms of the state focussed around their impartiality. What is it that will force the prosecuting arms of the government to act without fear or favour?

This warrant of arrest must not be a pie in the sky. It needs to warn all those who were part and continuing to be part of the wrongdoing that the wheels of justice are turning.

We, as ordinary citizens of the country, we want to see a clean government. That is, its main agenda is about uplifting all communities, especially the vulnerable and the poor.