ANC to finalise parliamentary lists ahead of Friday deadline

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The African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Congress (NEC) will determine whether the 90 people who appeared before the State Capture Commission, allegedly implicated in state capture, will be eligible to stand for the party as candidates for the National Assembly and provincial Legislatures.

This comes as the ANC’s highest decision-making body between national conferences sits today on Gauteng’s East Rand to finalise its candidate lists.

The meeting comes ahead of a Friday deadline set by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), for political parties and independent candidates to submit their nomination requirements.

The NEC will receive recommendations from the party’s Electoral Committee, chaired by former party President Kgalema Motlanthe, after a process where it vetted and interviewed candidates nominated by the party’s branches.

The committee introduced strict guidelines for the process, including that candidates must have a minimum matric qualification and no criminal record.

The meeting will decide the fate of those with pending cases before the party’s Integrity Commission.

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