ANC will exclude only convicted criminals from Parliamentary list

ANC will exclude only convicted criminals from Parliamentary list

There have been complaints about some of the members of ANC chosen for its Parliamentary list, as some people are implicated in wrongdoing, though not convicted in court. In response, ANC deputy Secretary-General Jessie Duarte stated only convicts will be removed from the list.

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The ANC decided it will not judge people who have not been found guilty in a court of law. That is why they will only remove convicted criminals from their Parliamentary list for 2019.

This left many South Africans wondering how many corrupt officials will continue to remain in power and how convicts made it onto the list in the first place.

Jessie Duarte, the ANC's deputy Secretary-General told the media that the ANC won't put judgment on people outside court.

Where a person is charged criminally in a court of law, definitely those matters are taken quite seriously.

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According to a report by TimesLIVE, Duarte added that several members have voluntarily removed themselves from the list as they were implicated in wrongdoing.

The North West list conference on the 5th is not expected to affect the Parliamentary list too drastically.

The bulk of the list will not be changed. What the North West will focus on, we believe, is the legislature in the North West.

Briefly.co.za gathered that the North West leadership was told that it should rerun its list process because of factional fighting that interrupted and derailed the previous process.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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