Magashule says corruption charges don't count against ANC candidates

Magashule says corruption charges don't count against ANC candidates

- Ace Magashule has defended the ANC's inclusion of corruption-linked officials in its election lists

- He added that the lists fully comply with the Constitution

- Magashule also said he was not sure if the move would hurt the ANC in the polls

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ANC Secretary General, Ace Magashule, said that the party had "respected everything" about the Constitution when compiling its list of election candidates.

He added that the ANC left the decision to appear on the list to the candidates themselves, except for those who had been found guilty in court.

This follows the widespread public condemnation of the ANC's list, which includes several figures implicated in corruption and state capture, such as Nomvuka Mokonyane and Malusi Gigaba.

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Magashule defended the inclusion of candidates who were facing corruption allegations, according to The Mail and Guardian, telling the public to "treat us like South Africans".

He made the comments during a press conference. Additionally, Magashule referred to the compiling of the lists as "democratic process"..

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Nevertheless, the list has drawn some criticism, even from the ANC's own allies. Cosatu President, Zingiswa Losi, for example, has said that the inclusion of candidates linked to corruption would hurt the ANC's electoral support.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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