Gigaba, Dlamini, Zwane and Mokonyane all on ANC election list
Ace Magashule told journalists that the politicians could not be removed from the ANC list simply because of allegations
Controversial politicians Mosebenzi Zwane, Malusi Gigaba, Bathabile Dlamini and Nomvula Mokonyane have all made it onto the ANC's lists to become its public representatives, ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule confirmed on Wednesday.
Magashule addressed the media outside the Electoral Commission of SA's (IEC's) office in Centurion, where he handed over the party's lists for representatives in the National Assembly, the National Council of Provinces and the provincial legislatures. This was ahead of the IEC's deadline on Wednesday afternoon.
Magashule did not give out a copy of the party's lists to the media, as was the practice in past elections, saying the IEC would release it. The IEC said it would publish the full lists on March 29.
Magashule confirmed that Zwane, who was embroiled in allegations of state capture and fired as mineral resources minister by President Cyril Ramaphosa, Dlamini, whose actions led to 17-million grant recipients being placed at risk, Gigaba, who resigned after he was found to have lied under oath and Mokonyane, who has been blamed for the chaotic state in which the department of water and sanitation finds itself, were all on the list.
Magashule told journalists that the politicians could not be removed from the ANC list simply because of allegations.
He said there were people who did not make it, as a result of court judgments against them, but did not elaborate.
Magashule said Ramaphosa was number one on the list to parliament, Deputy President David Mabuza was number two, ANC national chair Gwede Mantashe was number 3 and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was fourth on the list.