The African National Congress (ANC) says it is doing all in its power to resolve the concerns that are being brought by its members.
Some members are threatening not to vote in the upcoming Local Government Elections.
Member protested outside Luthuli House in Johannesburg on Wednesday against the party’s Councillor candidate selection process.
They say the process was fraught with corruption and they are accusing their Provincial List Committees of failing to help them.
ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe says not voting would be detrimental to communities.
“When you don’t vote in your own ward it is not the ANC you are dealing with. You are dealing with yourself. Because the delivery of services done through an ANC councillor impact on your own living condition.”
“If you are so willing that you can give away the livelihood of a community where you stay because there are disputes, then you must be comfortable being led by different people in your own community,” he adds.
Mabe elaborates on the list process:
Meanwhile, ANC Deputy Secretary-General Jessie Duarte was on an election campaign trail in Cape Town in the Western Cape on Wednesday.
She conducted a voter registration drive in areas such as Makhaza in Khayelitsha on the Cape Flats.
Duarte also laid a wreath at the site where two-year-old Imthandile Swartbooi died after falling in an open drain.
She visited the boy’s family.
Duarte urged communities to elect their own candidates to serve as councillors: