Gigaba slams corruption

Minister Malusi Gigaba says the country needs focused leaders to tackle corruption.

Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba on Friday spoke out about the ills of corruption and the effect it has on service delivery.

The minister was speaking at the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) conference in Kempton Park on Gauteng's East Rand.

He said government did not have money problems.

Gigaba said the state's capacity to spend and the quality of that spending remained a problem.

He believes service delivery is often hampered by widespread corruption and incompetence.

"We need capable cadres within both the political and administrative machinery of the state."

The minister called for a united and focused government.

On Thursday, President Jacob Zuma addressed Num delegates and called for the union to focus on strengthening its leadership.

He said officials need to take an active role in the tripartite alliance and ANC structures.