Former president Jacob Zuma is reportedly going to turn down the nomination which would have placed him back in Parliament after the May elections. This news follows a meeting to finalise the list of members who will represent the ANC in the National Assembly.
Jacob Zuma is set to decline the nomination which would have seen him returning to Parliament after the 2019 elections.
This comes after a meeting to finalise who will be representing the African National Congress in the National Assemble and provincial legislature.
Zuma had shared his place on the list with Phatekile Holomisa. According to the Sowetan, the ex-president's name had been scratched out and replaced.
According to attendants at the meeting, Ace Magashule had mentioned this, saying that:
"Comrade Zuma will not accept but he still has to decline nomination at a personal level."
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that the nominees would be subjected to a strict vetting process to eliminate any unwanted candidates. It appears as if the current stance is firmly anti-corruption, with a source at the meeting saying that:
"We cannot hide behind 'innocent until proven guilty by the court of law'. Those implicated in the public may have to go,"
The ANC has been approached for comment on the situation but has yet to submit their response.
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