Corruption allegations don't count, says Magashule

- | 4 months ago

Treat us like South Africans” was the response from those asked to step aside because of allegations of corruption and poor ethical judgement during the ANC’s list process.

This is according to ANC secretary general Ace Magashule, who this week briefed the media on the process, after the party had submitted its lists of candidates for the provincial and national legislatures to the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC). Magashule said the governing party had “respected everything” in the Constitution in its vetting of candidates, but had allowed candidates to make the final call on whether they should be on the lists — except for those with criminal records.

He defended the inclusion of candidates who had been implicated in state capture or corruption, among them former and current Cabinet members Malusi Gigaba, Nomvula Mokonyane, Mosebenzi Zwane and Bathabile Dlamini.

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