Despite serious allegations, both Pule and Kodwa have made ANC list

Despite serious allegations, both Pule and Kodwa have made ANC list

Both Pule Mabe, ANC spokesperson, and Zizi Kodwa, head of presidency, have made the ANC election list. This comes despite the pair facing serious allegations of sexual harassment and rape, respectively.

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Pule Mabe and Zizi Kodwa have both made the election list to parliament, despite both of them facing serious allegations.

The two ANC members had stepped down from their positions last month after mounting pressure over sexual harassm and rape allegations.

According to The Sowetan, both Mabe and Kodwa's names will be submitted to the Independent Electoral Commission next week.

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Political parties have been given until 13 March to submit the finalised lists of their candidates.

Dakota Legoete, acting spokesperson for the ruling party, says that neither of the have been found guilty by a court of law and could not be excluded on mere allegations.

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Mabe, ANC spokesperson, had been accused of sexual harassment by Kgoerano Kekana in late 2018. And Kodwa, head of presidency, has been accused of raping a woman at a function in April 2018. Both men have denied the allegations.

Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Mabe has since been cleared of the charges by an ANC grievance panel in February. Kekana says that the party she has served her entire adult life has failed her, and intends to appeal the decision.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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