It's D-Day for all political parties wishing to submit their national and provincial candidate lists to the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) for this year's general elections.Party lists will be released for public inspection shortly after 17:00 on Wednesday, IEC spokesperson Kate Bapela said.
These lists each contain a maximum of 400 candidates for the national election as well as a number of representatives for each provincial legislature. "According to the election timetable, only those registered political parties which have paid their deposits and submitted candidate lists by 17:00 on March 13 will be allowed to contest the elections," the spokesperson said.Updating the media on Tuesday, Bapela said 22 political parties had paid their deposits and 12 had submitted candidate lists.
Approximately 34 parties had indicated their intention to contest.Parties contesting both national and provincial elections are required to pay a deposit of R200 000 for the national ballot and R45 000 for each provincial ballot, she said.SA will soon know which parties are contesting the elections | @JennaEtheridge https://t.
co/YJp80gFHkD pic.twitter.com/ldVFYqABdn— News24 (@News24) March 13, 2019ANC secretary general Ace Magashule will be at the IEC offices on Wednesday to hand over the party lists. The ANC finalised its list on Monday following months of deliberations.EFF, DA lists finalisedAt least 20 people were removed from the ANC list after party vetting processes were concluded, News24 reported on Tuesday.
DA party leader Mmusi Maimane and EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi told News24 on Tuesday their respective parties would also hand over their lists of names on Wednesday.