The ANC’s integrity commission, the body set up to investigate tainted members, still does not have the teeth to do its job. The party’s head of elections, Fikile Mbalula, on Tuesday said the commission’s terms of reference were still being finalised, which meant it could not act on its own. The commission at this stage can only deal with matters referred to it by the national executive committee (NEC). Mbalula said until the terms of reference were finalised any decisions taken by the commission on matters not referred to it by the leaders would be open to litigation. This comes as the ANC early in February submitted its list of candidates for the national and provincial elections to the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC). The list included controversial politicians and those who have been implicated in state capture, such as Bathabile Dlamini, Malusi Gigaba, Mosebenzi Zwane and Nomvula Mokonyane. It was reported at the time that some people were asked to consider not accepting their...

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