Hon Speaker, as previously stated by Cope in this House, it seems that in the ANC the mantra, the more corrupt you are, the higher you go, is being actualised on a daily basis. [Applause.] Consequently, those who believe in the ANC slogan of being against corruption are punished for their lack of understanding that the ANC speaks in antonyms.
On Monday, the MEC for Finance in the Free State was fired. It is interesting that this took place a day after City Press had published that he had refused to sign the controversial R140 million website tender, which has now been proved to be worth only $400, which is approximately R4 000, if you are to be generous.
Hon members, it is really interesting that he has been replaced by the director-general Elzabe Rockman, who awarded the same tender without following procedures. When one looks at this, it is very difficult to believe that crime does not pay. At the same time, the chief executive officer of Bloem Water, Dr Benny Malakoane, has been appointed MEC for Health. Hon Speaker, this is the same chief executive officer whose corrupt activities in Bloem Water are well documented. He is the same person who was accused by the 2010 commission of inquiry of bankrupting the Matjhabeng Municipality by entering into fraudulent and irregular contracts worth hundreds of millions of rands with service providers.
The same commission also found that he has developed a habit of "grossly undermining the rule of law". Hon Speaker, what is happening in the Free State is not an isolated matter. At the SABC, the nonexisting matric certificate holder is running amok. The chairperson and his deputy, to whom fiduciary duties are a foreign concept, are reported to be chased after by the Minister of Communications because she wants them to withdraw their resignations. [Time expired.] [Applause.]