NFP Applauds Con-Courts Decision On Executive Ethics Code
Written by Mduduzi Phungula on 21 September, 2022
By: Lindelani Mbatha
The National Freedom Party (NFP) says the decision by the Constitutional Court, which found that the Executive Ethics Code, in its current form is unconstitutional will level the playing field for individual politicians.
The Con-Court declared that the Executive Ethics Code is unconstitutional and invalid as it leaves no room for transparency, accountability, and openness.
The matter is in relation to a case that dates back to 2020 when the Pretoria High Court set aside Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s CR17 report where she had found President Cyril Ramaphosa to have been in breach of the Executive Ethics Code by not disclosing a donation of R500 000 towards his 2017 campaign for the ANC’s top spot.
The report was set aside as the High Court found that the code did not require that the president disclose the donation as it did not benefit him personally.
NFP Secretary-General Canaan Mdletshe says the decision forces politicians to publicly declare funders for their internal conferences.
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