TO: Print and Electronic Media Houses
FROM: Office of the President, ADeC
SUBJECT: ADeC Rejects Chapter 9 Budget Cuts.
DATE: Thursday, October 27th, 2018
EMBARGO: For Immediate Release
ADeC leader, Moses Mayekiso expressed concern over budget cuts to Chapter 9 institutions such as
the Human Rights Commission (HRC) and Independent Electoral Commission (IEC).
As South Africans, we rely on bodies such as the Public Protector and Auditor General to defend and
protect our country’s democracy. Government’s budget cuts will only impede the work of these
institutions seeking to correct injustices in our society. With the upcoming national elections taking
place in 2019, we can look forward to more blunders from an already capacity-stretched IEC.
Reports of government’s set-aside of R5-billion contingency reserves to fund the State Capture
Commission of Inquiry means other constitutional institutions will suffer because of corrupt officials.
Cutting budget allocations to Chapter 9’s is not the solution. We must treat the underlying cause
being dishonest and immoral politicians who abuse the power given to them by the people.