ANC members who have made it onto the party’s final list for deployment to parliament after the elections may still be removed. This was because the vetting process of candidates, which may disqualify others, was yet to be completed. The deadline for the submission of names to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is January 31. ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said the process might uncover that some did not meet the necessary criteria.

“Vetting may include removing names because there’s a means test that individuals must meet [and] we are not at that stage now,” Kodwa said. “That includes criminal records, people who have a history of fostering divisions, people who have been to the disciplinary committee of the ANC [and] people who can’t pass the test of the integrity of the ANC,” he said. Kodwa was addressing the media on Sunday at the conclusion of the ANC’s two-day national list conference at Coastlands Hotel in Umhlanga, north of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. He said candidate...

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