ANC taking action against 'independents'

2011-06-29 14:37
Durban - The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal will soon institute disciplinary action against members who stood as independent candidates during the May 18 local government elections, it said on Wednesday.

"We [are] doing this... because these people [independent candidates] have declared [themselves] as the opponents of the ANC," African National Congress provincial secretary Sihle Zikalala told the reporters on Wednesday.

During the elections, 38 ANC members stood as independent candidates.

Many of them were not satisfied with the ANC's process of nominating elections candidates.

Only two of them won, in Richmond and Durban, said Zikalala.

He said the disciplinary actions were important because most of the people who had stood as independent candidates still regarded themselves as ANC members.

ANC spokesperson Dr Makhosi Khoza said what they had done had a direct bearing on the ANC.

"They robbed the ANC of votes as they were competing with us," she said.
- SAPA
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