IEC upholds just one objection against candidates
The Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) has adjudicated objections it received against candidates on party lists ahead of the general elections, upholding only one. This means that the ANC’s candidates, who have been implicated in allegations of state capture and lying under oath remain on the party’s candidate lists. The IEC had received objections to cabinet ministers Nomvula Mokonyane, Bathabile Dlamini, Zweli Mkhize, Angie Motshekga and Bheki Cele. Former ministers Malusi Gigaba, Mosebenzi Zwane, Faith Muthambi, Bongani Bongo, Tina Joemat-Pettersson and David Mahlobo were also mentioned. Despite the IEC not removing ANC candidates, the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) has referred its lists to its integrity commission, which could see some people being forced to resign.
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