- Jacob Zuma has reportedly declined his nomination to the ANC's parliamentary list
- However, several other candidates implicated in state capture remain on the election lists
- The ANC has only removed candidates who have been found guilty by a court of law
Jacob Zuma has reportedly declined his nomination to the ANC's election lists for Parliament.
However, other ANC officials who are under suspicion of unlawful activities have made the lists, including Bathabile Dlamini and Nomvula Mokonyane.
Dlamini was found guilty of lying under oath, while Mokonyane has been accused of being involved in corrupt dealings with Bosasa.
This follows the ANC's pledge to ensure that only candidates with track records of integrity would make this year's election lists.
However, according to Eyewitness News, the ANC has decided to only to remove candidates from the lists who have been found guilty in a court.
As a result, five candidates have reportedly been removed from the party's lists, but some are taking the decision on appeal.
Some entities have criticised the ANC's inclusion of candidates who are accused of involvement in state capture.
For example, COSATU president Zingiswa Losi said that candidates linked to state capture should withdraw their names. Losi said these candidates might cost the party support when voters go to the polls on 8 May.
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