IEC to finalise objections over nomination of candidates

2014-04-03 00:00

THE Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) yesterday said it received more than 40 objections to candidates nominated to serve in Parliament and the legislatures ahead of its Tuesday deadline.

Spokesperson Kate Bapela said some of the submissions relate to more than one candidate and it is possible that more than one objection has been received for the same candidates.

She said the IEC has until Monday to consider and finalise the objections. Those unhappy with the IEC decisions can make appeals to the Electoral Court by April 10.

The IFP’s candidate list for Parliament is headed by its party leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi, followed by secretary-general Sibongile Nkomo, Mario Oriani-Ambrosini and Liezl van der Merwe.

The party’s national deputy chairperson Albert Mncwango tops the KZN candidate list to Parliament and is followed by treasurer Narend Singh.

Topping the KZN legislature list is deputy party leader Inkosi Mzamo Buthelezi, followed by national chairperson and leader of the opposition Blessed Gwala.

NFP leader Zanele Magwaza-Msibi, mayor of Zululand district municipality, leads both national and KZN candidate lists for Parliament. Magwaza-Msibi is followed by secretary-general Nhlanhla Khubisa with eThekwini councillors Bhungu Gwala (at seven) and Mzonjani Zulu (at eight) on the national list.

Provincial leader Vikizitha Mlotshwa tops the KZN legislature list, while national chairperson Maliyakhe Shelembe is on the KZN list for Parliament.

Minority Front leader Shameen Thakur-Rajbansi is on both national and KZN legislature lists, followed by Patrick Pillay and Vimmi Ramdaas-Bachu.

DA provincial leader Sizwe Mchunu heads the KZN legislature list followed by youth leader Mbali Ntuli, Imran Keeka, Francois Rodgers and Rishigen Virana.

Dianne Kohler Barnard, John Steenhuisen, Dean Macpherson and Haniff Moosen are on the KZN list to Parliament.

The Economic Freedom Fighters’ list to the legislature is topped by former councillor Vusi Khoza, followed by Thembi Zwane, while former ANC and Cope member Phillip Mhlongo is number two on the KZN list to Parliament and former ANC Youth League leader Vukani Ndlovu is number 44 on the national list.

While Agang South Africa is not contesting the KZN legislature, it is fielding 20 candidates, led by Thato Mtoba, for Parliament.

The candidate lists show that there are four new kids on the block contesting the KZN legislature with Ubumbano Lwesizwe Sabangoni led by Hamilton Buthelezi, fielding 18 candidates.

The KZN Transport Alliance, led by Bafanyana Mhlongo, is fielding 14 candidates while the Truly Alliance under former councillor Mahomed Adam has seven candidates.

The Kingdom Governance Movement, led by former Eastern Cape Legislature Speaker and MEC Mkhangeli Matomela, has five candidates, with Sbonelo Mbeje topping their list.

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