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Responsibilities of leadership
Chapter Six - Leadership and Integrity
Article 73. Responsibilities of leadership

(1) Authority assigned to a State officer--
    (a)  is a public trust to be exercised in a manner that--
              (i)     is consistent with the purposes and objects of this Constitution;
             (ii)     demonstrates respect for the people;
            (iii)     brings honour to the nation and dignity to the office; and
            (iv)      promotes public confidence in the integrity of the office; and
    (b)  vests in the State officer the responsibility to serve the people, rather than the power to rule them.
(2) The guiding principles of leadership and integrity include--
    (a)  selection on the basis of personal integrity, competence and suitability, or election in free and fair elections;
    (b)  objectivity and impartiality in decision making, and in ensuring that decisions are not influenced by nepotism, favouritism, other improper motives or corrupt practices;
    (c)  selfless service based solely on the public interest,demonstrated by--
              (i)     honesty in the execution of public duties;
                      and
             (ii)      the declaration of any personal interest that may conflict with public duties;
    (d)  accountability to the public for decisions and actions;
         and
    (e)  discipline and commitment in service to the people.


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