Durban – KwaZulu-Natal’s ANC provincial secretary, Super Zuma, on Wednesday said nominated candidates facing criminal charges would be referred to the party's integrity committee for investigation.
Addressing the media on the outcomes of a provincial executive committee meeting that took place on February 28 and 29, Zuma said the party did not know how many cases it was dealing with as list processes were ongoing.
He said the party was ready for the local government elections with more than 90% of its branches having nominated candidates.
“All alliance partners are sitting in a provincial list committee meeting dealing with disputes and issues raised by branches internally.
“Incidences where there are serious tensions in branches are less than 10 out of more than 750 branches. The list process by its nature will have tensions but what is important is to embark on a healing process after that.”
He said the party faced problems in 2006 and 2011 but it was able to overcome the hurdles.
Zuma encouraged ANC members to raise any concerns they had with the selection process directly with the ANC leadership rather than protesting.
He also announced that Solomon Mkhombo, Peggy Nkonyeni and Bheki Sibiya would serve on the executive.
Zuma condemned members of the party who booed ANC regional chairperson, Zandile Gumede, while she addressed an ANC rally on Sunday.
“Building unity is not an event, it is a process that needs decisive action. We will be identifying those who acted in that manner and due processes will be followed.”