- The ANC unveiled its finalized list of MPs ahead of the 2019 elections
- The list featured a number of controversial candidates, including Faith Muthambi and Mosebenzi Zwane
- This comes after the ANC announced that this year's list would feature more candidates with records of good governance and integrity
The ANC has unveiled it's finalized election list of MPS - and it features some controversial candidates.
The finalized list of around 200 (narrowed down from an earlier draft list) includes several candidates with court judgments against them, as well as others who have been accused of corruption and mismanagement. This comes after the ANC announced plans to ensure more integrity and transparency on their election lists.
Among those selected were Minister of Women in the Presidency Bathabile Dlamini and former finance minister Malusi Gigaba along with Faith Muthambi and Mosebenzi Zwane, as well as ousted North West premier Supra Mahumapelo, who was removed after protests flared up in his province.
Both Dlamini and Gigaba have court judgments against them. Zwane, the former Minister of Mineral Resources, was found by the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture to have ties to the Gupta family.
Muthambi also has question marks next to her name. The former Minister of Communications has been accused of mismanagement and interfering in Government Communications and Information Systems.
Despite this, Bathabile Dlamini asserted that the list was in line with the ANC's values.
"The list is a reflection of an expression of ANC members at grassroots," she said.
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