DA defends secret candidate list

2013-11-10 11:38
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Pretoria - A secret list of DA candidates has many party members up-in-arms as they feel the process is unfair.

According to the Sunday Independent, the DA has chosen to keep its list confidential in order to protect the identity of certain candidates who felt they could be victimised for wanting to represent the opposition party. The party says some influential people could lose jobs and business opportunities - especially those working for or with government.

However, insiders say that it could give these candidates an unfair advantage.

DA national chairperson James Selfe has defended the process and said it was necessary given the political environment in the country.

He also said that they had to keep some of their list of funders secret as some had requested to be kept anonymous as they did business with the government.

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