Eric Naki
Political Editor
2 minute read
21 Aug 2021
3:00 am

‘Certain individuals must go’: ANC stalwart slams cadre deployment policy

Eric Naki

Says the best option was a system in which skilled civil servants were accountable to the state instead of the party.

Luthuli House, the headquarters of the ruling ANC. Picture: Michel Bega

Outspoken ANC stalwart Mavuso Msimang has expressed abhorrence at the party’s cadre deployment policy, saying it has proven to be a disaster and promotes incompetency and tender corruption. He said the best option was a system in which skilled civil servants were accountable to the state instead of the party. In an interview with Ann Bernstein, executive director of the Centre for Enterprise Development, Msimang, a former member of uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK) high command and the famous MK Luthuli Detachment, said cadre deployment created many problems, including promoting tenderpreneurship. Tenderpreneurs is a term coined to describe party loyalists who...