Political analysts feel that the ruling party's insistence on allowing disgraced members onto their parliamentary list will cost them in the upcoming election. The African National Congress has retained Bathabile Dlamini, Malusi Gigaba and Nomvula Mokonyane, despite public outcry calling for their removal.
Ralph Mathekga, political analyst, has condemned the ANC for acting against both it's code of ethics and its anti-corruption policy.
According to The Citizen, former Social Development Minister, Bathabile Dlamini, and ex-Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba, have remained on the ruling party's parliamentary lists.
Both these candidates have been found dishonest in courts and have had public calls for their removal.
Minister of Environmental Affairs, Nomvula Mokonyane, has also been submitted on the list, despite having been implicated in corruption in the state capture inquiry.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Angelo Agrizzi, former BOSASA COO, had alleged that Mokonyane had received gifts and even a monthly payment from the disgraced company.
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While Ace Magashule, ANC Secretary General, is adamant that the three have not been found guilty of any offence yet in a court of law, Mathekga feels that the party will be punished for it when voters consider who they will support:
“We are also confident that the electorate will take into account the calibre of candidates on party lists when they decide which party to vote for. This consideration could prove one of the core ingredients of the mandate conferred by the electorate to political parties.”
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