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Gopolang Moloko
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25 Apr 2019
11:04 am

ANC election list is finalised, people are ‘trying to be naughty’ – Magashule

Gopolang Moloko

The controversial list was submitted to the Independent Electoral Commission among objections from the DA and some ANC members.

ANC SG Ace Magashule is pictured giving remarks on behalf of his party during the commemoration proceedings in Ekurhuleni, 10 April 2019, for former SACP leader Chris Hani. The occassion marks the 26th anniversary of Chris Hani's assassination. Picture: Refilwe Modise

ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule is convinced there remains a third force behind a call for the party to amend the party’s election list. While in Hermanus on the ANC’s campaign trail, Magashule said the list was a done deal according to EWN.

“The matter has been finalised and it’s a product of the national executive committee. There are people who are trying to be naughty,” he said.

The controversial list was submitted to the Independent Electoral Commission among objections from the Democratic Alliance and some ANC members.

Magashule’s stance on the party’s election list comes after the party earlier in the month sent their list of candidates to their integrity commission for vetting following an urgent National Executive Committee meeting where the list was discussed.

This was due to apparent mounting pressure from within the party and supporters urging the party to reconsider their list.

The ANC said sending the list to the integrity commission would ensure that they reflected the party’s ethos of “spirit-renewal and integrity”.

The party’s list, publicised last month, has received hefty criticism with some party members demanding for those implicated to step aside.

Those implicated include former home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba, Environmental Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane, Women Affairs Minister Bathabile Dlamini, and Communications Minister Faith Muthambi, among others.

During his campaign, Magashule even promised to secure land for the Hermanus community during his visit to the once holiday destination.

During his visit, however, his entourage was denied access to Paradise Park by security guards who locked the gate.

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