ANC probes Gauteng election lists

2011-07-19 12:49

Johannesburg - An ANC task team probing alleged nomination list irregularities in the recent local government elections has started its work in Gauteng, an official said on Tuesday.

"The ANC Investigating Task Team (ITT), led by NEC member and Home Affairs Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, established to look into alleged irregularities and manipulation of ANC local government list processes, has begun its work in the Gauteng province," task team spokesperson Mbulelo Musi said.

Gauteng was the second province to be visited by the team, following the "successful conclusion of investigations into similar allegations in the KwaZulu-Natal province".

Musi said once all the provinces were investigated, the task team would compile a report and send it through to the national executive committee of the African National Congress.

Matter of urgency

He could not say when this would happen.

"We are trying to deal with it as a matter of urgency."

The task team has already visited the Ekurhuleni, Johannesburg and Sedibeng regions of the ANC in Gauteng.

"The task team... is scheduled to conclude its work [in Gauteng] by visiting Tshwane and West Rand regions in the next few days," Musi said.

The investigations were "proceeding well" and the team was getting "a lot of co-operation".

The ruling party set up a team earlier this year following complaints from within its ranks about the nomination lists for the local government elections that took place on May 18.

  • Neil - 2011-07-19 13:01

    Another anc task team.. LOL.

  • Smindlo - 2011-07-19 13:03

    arent these idiots supposed to be focusing on service delivery rather!!! why waste time on stupid lists!! is that what we pay rates for.

      daaivark - 2011-07-19 13:36

      They have to pretend to honour promises made at election time.

  • saabnut - 2011-07-19 13:16

    More wasted taxpayers'money. The end result, nothing much except oceans of delicious GRAVY!

      50something - 2011-07-19 13:41

      ... and denials and blaming others

      Totman - 2011-07-19 14:02

      I think this is an ANC party mater and therefor will be for there own pocket.

      Johnny - 2011-07-19 14:19

      will be or should be for thier own pocket

      Smindlo - 2011-07-19 14:29

      @Johny, should be!!! but we all know thats not going to happen!!!

  • Heinrich - 2011-07-19 13:20

    Isn't the elections supposed to be probed by an independent body?

      daaivark - 2011-07-19 13:37

      This is not a probe of the election per se, but of the alleged manipulation of candidate lists. Thus an internal party affair.

      Totman - 2011-07-19 14:04

      @50something. IEC received a list from the ANC and if all the people on it is legit to stand, the internal maters of a party is for the party itself.

  • Flasheart - 2011-07-19 13:24

    Ah Bisto!

      saabnut - 2011-07-19 14:51

      Yeah, yeah- lots and lots of rich GGGGGRRRRRAAAAAVVVVVYYYYY!!!!!

  • Civil_Rights - 2011-07-19 13:28

    Doesn't make any difference. Everyone is crap on that list.

      saabnut - 2011-07-19 14:51

      Probably the most true comment of the decade- well said!

  • v3 - 2011-07-19 13:28

    The final report has been leaked: We find that the ANC has done nothing wrong, has never done anything wrong and never will do anything wrong. The whole fuss was a disgusting political plots by the capitalist-imperialist racist monopoly press which should be shut down if it cannot stop probing our cronies. Sorry, it was only meant to be released AFTER the investigation. Sorry about the premature release.

      Totman - 2011-07-19 14:07

      What ever the outcome is should be irrelevant to you except if you are an ANC member.

  • Robschele - 2011-07-19 13:35

    Well if they can get rid of the husband of the sister of my wife sort of nominations then it will be a good thing. But what will happen to the culprits. Just be suspended for three to four years on full pay while the service deliveries suck. I think we need a Robin Hood type of mafia around here that can sort this out. I am going to contact the Irish on how to shoot the kneecap of somebody.

      saabnut - 2011-07-19 14:52

      Maybe get hold of Dewani- he even knows how to get away with it and go home...

  • daaivark - 2011-07-19 13:35

    Why bother. It's a foregone conclusion that the findings will be that some spin-doctor found no irregularities and that any problems were the result of unscrupulous opposition activists.

  • 50something - 2011-07-19 13:39

    The last time I looked, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was an MP, paid by the broader SA public to be in parliament, not to be on an ANC task team, looking at how to fix their f ups. Just another example of the ANC not being able to seperate the party business from government.

      Azizi - 2011-07-19 13:43

      There is a difference between a MP and a Cabinet Minister.

      Serias - 2011-07-19 13:46

      @Azizi........well their IQ's are the same.......14!

      Totman - 2011-07-19 14:09

      They have the full right to use her as all parties may do the same.

      50something - 2011-07-19 14:19

      Totman - yes, but not all parties have so much "party" business that the MP's don't have time to attend to their parliamentary duties, theuir primary task.

      Johnny - 2011-07-19 14:24

      what's the differnce, the size of the gravy bowl

      saabnut - 2011-07-19 14:53

      True- and the amount still left in it once all the other pigs have finished slurping...

  • derkus - 2011-07-19 14:04

    you know how our ministers loose calories? They pass the buck

  • DW - 2011-07-19 16:34

    And once they have finished investigating, what are they going to do? If those people managed to wangle themselves onto the lists by fraudulent means and so managed to get elected, are you going to remove them? This means a by-election. Are you going to make those who got there by fraudulent means pay for the costs of the by-elections, or is the taxpayer just going to have to pay for the ANC membership fraud AGAIN? Or will you just leave them there until the next elections? Task teams and investigations mean NOTHING if there is no action.

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