5 Controversial ANC members who are headed to National Assembly

5 Controversial ANC members who are headed to National Assembly

- The IEC has officially handed over a list of over 800 elective representatives who will be heading off to Parliament

- The list was handed over at the Constitutional Court in Braamfontein yesterday to Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng

- Briefly.co.za takes a look at five of the most controversial ANC members who will be representing the party in the National Assembly

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Yesterday in Braamfontein, Gauteng, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng was handed the list of elective representatives headed to Parliament by the IEC.

With the ANC emerging victorious from the elections, having won 230 seats and 10 million votes, some of the proposed candidates have raised a few eyebrows.

Briefly.co.za has a look at five of the most controversial ANC members headed to serve in the National Assembly:

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1. Nomvula Mokonyane

Mokonyane, Minister of Environmental Affairs, has been implicated in corruption at the State Capture Inquiry.

Briefly.co.za reported earlier that former BOSASA COO, Angelo Agrizzi, had claimed the minister received R50 000 a month from the infamous company.

Despite allegations of using her sway in government to the benefit of the company, she is 10th on the ANC list.

2. Bathabile Dlamini

It seems that the widespread calls for this Minister's removal have fallen on deaf ears, with the Minister of Women in the Presidency taking 14th place on the ANC list.

Dlamini is no stranger to controversy, with News24 reporting that her failure to navigate the social grant crisis is the biggest to date.

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng himself was quoted as saying there had been no explanation for both Dlamini and SASSA's incompetence.

Dlamini had failed to act when the contract with Cash Payment Services, to deliver the grants, had expired.

3. Malusi Gigaba

At number 23 on the list, this 'Gupta stooge' is headed back to National Assembly. Gigaba had been singled out in an interim report on the naturalisation of the notorious family, who had arguably coined the therm 'state capture'.

The former Home Affairs Minister had come under fire when both the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal had upheld a finding that he had perjured himself in the Fireblade saga.

Shortly after this, a sex tape had been leaked to the public, followed swiftly by Gigaba stepping out of the political arena, until now.

4. Faith Muthambi

GCIS CEO Phumla Williams recently told the State Capture Inquiry that the ex-Minister of Communications was dubbed a person who 'wanted to steal at all costs'.

During his testimony, Williams had retold how R55 million was paid out to Gupta-owned The New Age through the SABC.

A report by the Public Service Commission found that Muthambi had thwarted several regulations by making irregular appointments, hiking salaries up for officials and other transgressions while she was Minister of Public Service and Administration.

Nevertheless, Muthambi is 79th on the ANC list and is headed back to serve the public.

5. Mosebenzi Zwane

The former Minister of Mineral Resources has also been linked to the Gupta family, who allegedly helped him gain this position in the first place.

The State Capture inquiry heard how the ex-minister had summoned banks to a 'fake meeting', where he had tried to convince them to keep the family's accounts open.

In 2016, the four major banks had shut down the accounts because of over 70 different 'suspicious transactions' which had totalled almost R7 billion.

At number 75 on the list, Zwane will also be heading to Parliament to serve under the ANC banner.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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