ANC plans to take serious action against its corrupt members

ANC plans to take serious action against its corrupt members

- The ANC promises to take on their corrupt leaders as the 2019 elections draw nearer

- The ruling party has guidelines that all candidates must meet before selection

- President Ramaphosa promised to take on corruption back in January already

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South Africa's ruling political party again promised to take on their corrupt members.

The African National Congress is said to zoom in on the corrupt ANC leaders that are convicted of crimes or face allegations of fraud and corruption.

Any members that are linked to such behaviour will be blocked from being the ANC's public representatives in national and provincial governments.

IOL News reports this planned action was stated in the ANC's guidelines for the selection of candidates after the 2019 elections.

According to the report, the ANC will take a closer look at the candidates to make sure they are worthy of selection.

There are a set of standards that need to be met by candidates. The standards include having no criminal record after 1996 that resulted in a year-long or longer sentence, no conduct breaches and no history of corruption.

Candidates must also never have been involved in causing or being involved in conflict or divisions.

The guidelines are not new but they could cause friction between the ANC and its alliance members as it stated that no seats in the government will be reserved for COSATU, SACP or SANCO.

The ANC was supposed to hold nominations for candidates in June and July but it is yet to happen.

In January, President Ramaphosa promised to take on corruption in the ANC but the party has since been involved in one corruption scandal after the other.

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