Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma on Friday called on ANC delegates at the party’s National General Council (NGC) conference to take a hard line in the fight against rampant corruption.
“The ANC needs to reverse the notion that it is soft on corruption, and that it is a corrupt organisation,” Zuma said, addressing delegates at the NGC in Midrand.
“The many organs established to fight corruption show the determination by the democratic movement to fight corruption. The anti-corruption units are making a tangible difference,” he said.
The ruling party had taken a decision at the Mangaung 2012 conference to establish an internal unit to promote ethical behavior within the party, he said.
Turning to crime, Zuma called on ANC branches to help fight crime in their communities.
He said ANC branches should bring communities together in a drive to tackle drug dealers.
“Drugs are a big problem, and families are suffering. Branches must be part of communities and fight the drug scourge.
“We will work out a way on how to do that, I can’t say it here as criminals are listening and could use that,” he said.