- At this point, it appears as if no action will be taken against the ANC's election candidates who have been linked to corruption
- Many of them are set to head to Parliament
- A spokesperson for the party said its was a move by the ANC to preserve party unity
The ANC says that, at this stage, it has no intention to take any of the controversial candidates on its election list to task.
This comes despite the party's own integrity commission raising concerns about some of the candidates.
Several of these individuals have been linked to corruption and state capture.
The list includes many compromised individuals, including Nomvula Mokonyane, Malusi Gigaba and Ace Magashule, who faces extensive corruption allegations raised by investigative journalist Pieter-Louis Myburgh in his book.
Indeed, some of these individuals have also been implicated in testimony at the Zondo Commission.
However, Pule Mabe, the ANC's spokesperson, says that none of these candidates will face any charges from the party. In fact, many of them will be heading to Parliament, according to Eyewitness News.
Mabe stressed that the party had the ability to confront any of its members, but that it had opted not to do so in the name of party unity, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
The lack of disciplinary action against these candidates has led to speculation that Cyril Ramaphosa's power within his own party is limited.
Additionally, some have suggested that the deep factionalism within the ANC poses an obstacle to the President's planned reforms and his stated commitment to rooting out corruption.
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