ANC to remove candidates who fail integrity commission's scrutiny

ANC to remove candidates who fail integrity commission's scrutiny

- An integrity commission will inspect the ANC's election lists and then make recommendations to the NEC

- This may lead to some names being struck from the lists

- The ANC says it will continue to treat its members as innocent until proven guilty, however

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The ANC says it may remove some candidates from its election lists if they fail to pass inspection by the integrity commission.

Those who do not meet the commission's standards will be given a chance to argue their case before the commission.

The commission will then make recommendations to the NEC as to how candidates should be dealt with if they fail the integrity commission's assessments.

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This comes after the ANC's election lists drew criticism from some members of the public, including several candidates who have been implicated in state capture, such as Nomvula Mokonyane and Malusi Gigaba. 

According to Eyewitness News, the NEC met this week to discuss some party members' concerns regarding certain individuals who had made it onto the election lists. 

One of the ANC members who spoke out about the lists was long-time member Mavuso Msimang, who said he would not vote for the party if certain names were not struck from the list.

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Nevertheless, the ANC has reiterated that it will continue to treat its members as innocent until proven guilty, even if they have been accused of corruption or other wrongdoing, Briefly.co.za has learned.

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Additionally, the party's deputy secretary-general, Jessie Duarte, has said that the party's decisions will not be influenced by the media, who have published many of the allegations made against figures like Gigaba and Bathabile Dlamini.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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