ANC to purge rogues

2014-01-26 14:32
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Johannesburg - Corrupt and rogue candidates who made it on to the ANC’s election lists for Parliament and legislatures, could for the first time be purged by the ANC’s integrity committee, City Press reported on Sunday.

ANC elections head Malusi Gigaba told the newspaper that the committee, chaired by former Rivonia Trialist and party veteran Andrew Mlangeni, would look at the lists compiled at the party’s list conference taking place in Pretoria on Monday.

The integrity committee was established last March after a resolution made at the Mangaung conference to protect the party’s image when action was taken against its representatives for improper conduct.

In its manifesto, the party promises to axe its public representatives should they be found guilty of corruption.

Corruption was discussed at the party’s national executive committee meeting on Friday.

Secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Saturday the ANC was going to be tough on corruption.

Mantashe said that ANC members who had been found guilty in court of fraud or corruption and sentenced to 12 months in prison would automatically be removed from the party lists.

Some ANC leaders who have faced corruption allegations – including Tony Yengeni, Dina Pule, Pule Mabe, Humphrey Mmemezi and John Block – have made it to the party’s list for Parliament and provincial legislatures, City Press said.

Read more on:    anc  |  john block  |  malusi gigaba  |  tony yengeni  |  pule mabe  |  dina pule  |  gwede mantashe  |  elections 2014

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