DA to march on Luthuli House with petition over election lists

DA to march on Luthuli House with petition over election lists

- The DA is delivering a petition to ANC headquarters concerning some of the candidates on the party's election list

- The petition takes issue with some candidates who have been linked to corruption

- The DA says they are committed to ensuring these candidates do not make it to Parliament

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A DA delegation is set to visit Luthuli House to hand over a petition expressing concerns about some of the candidates on the ANC's election list.

The petition concerns several of the figures on the lists who have been linked to corruption, state capture and other crimes.

The petition has been signed by over 500 000 South Africans.

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Among the candidates who are mentioned negatively by the petition are Nomvula Mokonyane, Gwede Mantashe and Deputy-President David Mabuza. 

This comes after reports have surfaced that the ANC's integrity commission has recommended that all three of these candidates remove themselves from the lists. 

The ANC has not yet commented on the commission's findings. The party had previously said that it was going to ensure that its election candidates only included figures with track records of good governance and transparency.

Despite this, the list includes figures who have been linked to wrongdoing, such as Malusi Gigaba, who was found guilty of lying under oath.

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The DA, however, says they are committed to making sure that these candidates do not make it to Parliament, according to Eyewitness News.

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Makashule Gana, a senior member of the party, said the ANC had the responsibility to hear out citizens' concerns about the figures, and to take take action against them if necessary, Briefly.co.za has gathered.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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