ANC members from Tshwane protest outside Luthuli House over candidate lists

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A group of around 100 ANC members from Tshwane is protesting outside the ruling party’s headquarters in Johannesburg.

The group is calling on members of the NEC to investigate the candidate list of councillors that has been put forward for the upcoming local government elections.

They claim that many people have been fraudulently put on the list.

ANC member from the City of Tshwane Thabiso Phatswane, “The problems that are happening here at Luthuli House, it is pertaining to the ones that we went to IEC about. And that is about the fraudulent candidates and so we want the NEC and also the province to come and correct those fraudulent candidates who are going to be our councillors tomorrow.”

ANC vows to resolve candidate lists disputes

On Tuesday, the ANC vowed to have all disputes regarding its candidate lists resolved by Saturday. The governing party is preparing to re-submit some of its candidates who failed to meet the 23rd August registration deadline.

This follows the IEC’s decision to re-open the voter and candidate registration process.

The ANC Electoral Committee led by former President Kgalema Motlanthe is dealing with all disputes relating to candidates.

ANC Deputy General-Secretary Jessie Duarte says they won’t entertain any dispute beyond their Saturday deadline.