ANC to probe manipulation of councillor nominations

2016-10-03 18:38
ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe  (Cornel van Heerden, Netwerk24)

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe (Cornel van Heerden, Netwerk24)

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Johannesburg - The ANC has established task teams to probe the manipulation of its councillor candidate nomination processes, the party said on Monday.

The ruling party's secretary general Gwede Mantashe held a media briefing on the outcomes of the ANC's national executive committee (NEC) meeting which was held in Pretoria over the weekend.

He told journalists that the task teams, made up of 18 teams including NEC members, would complete their probes in February ahead of by-elections. Two teams have been assigned to each province.

"It's not just about removing councillors but healing branches," said Mantashe.

The ANC leaders also tasked the teams to see to it that councillors who were "illegally" nominated resign.

"This is part of the party's plans to halt the decline in electoral support, restore confidence of people in the ANC as it prepares for 2019 elections."

Mantashe said the highest decision-making body in the ANC resolved on a need to increase membership and to address factionalism, disunity and corruption.

The party also announced that it has adopted the principle of lifestyle audits which it will delegate to an institution that has the capacity to perform the task.

"It should be a random exercise that interrogates the relationship between my lifestyle and my earnings, asking where the extras come from."

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