ANC list: IEC objects to over 30 individuals, including 5 ministers

ANC list: IEC objects to over 30 individuals, including 5 ministers

- The ANC party list has been at the centre of the public's attention since it's release, for all the wrong reasons

- The IEC has received 30 objections to candidates for legislature from South Africans.

- The ruling party has since been informed of the objections, which will be scrutinised by a commission

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30 ANC party members, including Deputy President David Mabuza and chair, Gwede Mantashe, have received objections from citizens.

The members had been elected by the ruling party to serve in both Parliament and provincial legislatures.

According to TimesLIVE, the Independent Electoral Commission has informed the ANC of the objections, with state capture, fraud and even rape listed as reasons.

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Allegations before the state capture inquiry and numerous court cases have resulted in the individuals being perceived as unbecoming for the ANC, especially with the hotly-contested elections just around the corner.

Ministers Nomvula Mokonyane, Bathabile Dlamini, Bheki Cele, Zweli Mkhize and Angie Motshekga are among those South Africans want removed from the list and, by extension, Parliament.

Supra Mahumapelo, former North West premier, has also been listed along with Members of Parliament implicated in the BOSASA scandal.

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Briefly.co.za reported yesterday that ANC Deputy Secretary General Jessie Duarte had lashed out at an eNCA journalist after being questioned on the integrity of the list.

The commission revealed that it had received objections to a total of 53 candidates, with nine parties affected. The objections are a part of the electoral process, according to the IEC, which will be adjudicating all 53 objections.

An outcome for the objections has been promised for 8 April.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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