“We shall stand against corruption in every possible way.” – Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana
On the 7th of August 2020 six organisations issued a moral call against COVID-19 corruption. These organisations, who call themselves the Moral Collective consist of The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution, the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, the Foundation for Human Rights, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, and the South African Council of Churches.
With the crippling effect of COVID-19 on South Africa’s social, economic and health care systems, the government allocated a R500 billion relief package to combat this disaster. Unsurprisingly, government officials looted billions of these funds for personal gain. What should have been a time of ubuntu became an opportunity for exploitation. Following the moral call, The SACC has taken action against COVID-19 corruption in an anti-corruption campaign that states.
The campaign was launched on Sunday 31 August 2020 with a virtual Sunday Service that included prayers for our nation and against corruption. Throughout September and October 2020 the SACC hosted webinars and grassroot programmes.
The campaign urges South African citizens to take on 10 Commitments that refutes corruption in our beloved country. These commitments are a pledge for every individual to act against corruption in their personal capacity.
As the SACC we say Corruption Is Not Our Heritage. Our heritage is the gospel values of love, honesty, justice, and protecting the weak.