ANC probe on candidate lists continues

2011-09-20 18:01

Johannesburg - An ANC team probing alleged irregularities in local government candidate lists has concluded its work in three provinces, the party said on Tuesday.

The African National Congress said Gauteng, Free State and KwaZulu-Natal were done.

The task team, headed by Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who is also home affairs minister, will start work in the Northern Cape on Wednesday.

ANC president Jacob Zuma announced in April, ahead of the May 18 local government elections, that a team would investigate how popular candidates were removed from the ANC's candidate lists.

Protests erupted across the country over the nomination of ANC candidates - who were selected for the first time with community involvement.

Their frustration led to court challenges against the ANC in the Eastern Cape. In the Western Cape the party offices were stormed and the provincial leadership threatened.

  • Harvey - 2011-09-20 19:30

    So at this rate it will take nine months to conduct the full study. Three months to compile the report. Three months for zuma to read it and select a task team to resolve. Then six months for the task team to figure out who is in charge and a year for a task team to propose possible solutions and negotiate bribes with all the parties involved. At which point all those leaving get golden handshakes at the tax ayers expense and they appoint a few fresh loyal cadres to cruise for a year. This ANC never fails to deliver on its promises.

      Uthando - 2011-09-20 19:50

      I think I can hear the 2012 Mangaung bells ringing.

      Organist-1 - 2011-09-21 08:30

      ha ha ha ha . Well said. The gravy train is already so long the poor weak engine is already going in reverse. don't you love it when the wheels start coming off?

  • DW - 2011-09-20 21:49

    The law states that if they get rid of these people who "fraudulently" made their way onto the lists and got voted in, they have to call a by-election - at taxpayers expense for their fraud! Make these fraudsters pay for the costs. This is absolutely ludicrous. Hope the DA gives them a thrashing in the by-elections

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