Johannesburg – The ANC Women's League says it plans to ensure that its members are not affected by continued violence over candidate lists.
ANCWL secretary general Meokgo Matuba said, "We believe that there must be internal processes of the ANC that take place to address the challenges. We have to analyse the situation [and determine] whether these killings are political or instigated from this regime change notion or internal squabbles of members."
There have been several violent protests over the candidates lists in various parts of the country while, in some cases, there have also been what appear to be politically-motivated killings.
Matuba said they will be engaging with the leadership of affected provinces.
"We do have engagement where we listen to ANCWL members and also have engagement with different stakeholders to begin to have an understanding of challenges facing our members," she added.
Matuba said some of their members were upset by the lack of equality in candidates. She said where there were challenges, they fought for women to be elected as PR councillors or as a speaker in council.
Matuba said it will be conducting an electioneering programme throughout the country with a Blitz, various public meetings and sectoral meetings.
"The objective is to ensure the ANC emerges victorious in the next upcoming elections," she told journalists.