The ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) has referred its candidate lists for the upcoming elections to its integrity commission for review, the party's secretary-general, Ace Magashule, said on Tuesday. Until the decision was made by the NEC at a special meeting on Monday, the integrity commission had been unable to look into the candidates on the ANC’s lists, as it worked according to a referral by the party's highest decision-making body between conferences. The ANC has come under heavy criticism over its national list, which includes controversial politicians such as Bathabile Dlamini, Malusi Gigaba, Mosebenzi Zwane and Nomvula Mokonyane, who have been implicated in allegations of state capture or been found to have lied under oath. In terms of the criteria for objections to the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC), these candidates do still qualify to be public representatives. The decision also comes as the window period for lodging objections about candidates with the IEC clo...

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