- The ANC says it will only address the issue of compromised candidates on its election lists after the election
- A party insider, however, says the party's leadership is worried about the integrity commission's recent report regarding the lists
- The insider claims that some within the party are trying to bury the report
The ANC has said that it will deal with controversial candidates on its election lists after the election.
This comes in response to a call for an emergency NEC meeting to discuss the removal of certain candidates who have been implicated in corruption.
The ANC's own recent integrity committee report had recommended that 22 candidates withdraw their names from the list, including David Mabuza and Gwede Mantashe.
A spokesperson for the ANC confirmed that the party's top 6 had received the integrity committee's report. The candidates on the list who have been accused of links to corruption include Nomvula Mokonyane, Malusi Gigaba, Bathabile Dlamini and several more.
However, the ANC's Treasurer-General, Paul Mashatile, says that the committee's recommendations will only be considered after the May 8 election.
No reasons were given for this postponement, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
According to City Press, a high-ranking ANC insider claims that the party's top 6 is attempting to bury the integrity commission's report. The insider added that several senior ANC figures were worried about the report and were trying to ignore it.
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Additionally, some insiders have speculated that this may lead to an internal party battle between the Zuma faction and the Ramaphosa faction after the election.
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