ANC STATEMENT ON THE OUTCOMES OF THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE HELD ON 20 FEBRUARY 2023
The ANC is currently consulting with its legal team concerning statements made by former
Eskom CEO, Mr Andre De Ruyter, in which he alleges wrongdoing and criminality against
The ANC is firmly committed, through promoting and supporting policy, legislation, and
action, to deal with any acts of corruption – or other forms criminality – and to hold any
perpetrators to account. Corruption and criminality are implacable enemies of
development and our commitment to build a better life for all.
Accordlingy, we reiterate our call to Mr De Ruyter to lay criminal charges, with verifiable
details about his serious allegations, to allow law enforecement agencies to investigate,
and where appropriate, to prosecute those who have a case to answer, including any ANC
members or public representatives who have violated both the laws of the Republic as well
as the prescripts of the ANC Constitution and their oath of membership.
In this regard, we draw attention to the provisions of Section 34 of the Prevention and
Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, 2004 (Act 12 of 2004) which makes it illegal for any
person in a position of authority not to report an act or information of corruption or
To date, the ANC is not aware of any action taken by Mr De Ruyter in this respect. The ANC
urges Mr De Ruyter to fulfil his constitutional and legal obligations to officially report to
the police any act of criminality and/or illegality he is aware of within the next seven days.
The ANC once again advises Mr De Ruyter that by law it is obligatory for “any person who
holds a position of authority and who knows or ought reasonably to have known or
suspected that any other person has committed an offence (of corruption), theft, fraud,
extortion, forgery or uttering of a forged document involving an amount of R100 000,00 or
more, must report such knowledge or suspicion or cause such knowledge or suspicion to
be reported to any police official”.
Failure by Mr De Ruyter to bring such information forward and report it in line with his
obligations will result in the ANC laying Section 34 charges against him.
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