President Jacob Zuma
President Jacob Zuma
President Jacob Zuma has told African National Congress (ANC) supporters in Port Elizabeth the party intends fighting corruption by holding corrupt municipal officials and councillors liable for losses incurred by the municipality as a result of their graft.

Zuma delivered the party’s election manifesto speech at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium this afternoon.

Various political parties will be making their election promises known in the coming weeks ahead of the August polls.

#ANCmanifesto ANC top 6 leaders warmly welcomed as they greet the crowd at Nelson Mandela Bay stadium. pic.twitter.com/Qd1w5h3mDE

— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) April 16, 2016

Zuma was given a rousing welcome when he arrived at the stadium with the party’s top officials in tow.

#ANCmanifesto ANC leaders arriving at Nelson Mandela Bay stadium. Some greet the crowd, others simply walk past. pic.twitter.com/ZDzfXi3aCt

— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) April 16, 2016

The ANC’s election manifesto outlines the party’s commitment to fighting corruption.

The president told supporters that corrupt officials will be held accountable for their wrong-doing.

“The ANC will ensure the implementation of recommendations emanating from forensic investigations conducted in municipalities.”

He says the governing party will also pursue action against companies involved in bid rigging, price fixing and corruption regarding procurement.

Source: ewn.co.za

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