Rorisang Kgosana
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25 Aug 2021
5:32 pm

Tshwane ANC accused of trickery involving candidates list submitted to IEC

Rorisang Kgosana

Members say they won't accept the nominees submitted, and have protested, after fewer than 20 of 107 branches apparently followed proper procedures.

ANC members protesting against the submission of councillour candidaters that were not elected at the IEC in Centurion with the submissions for candidacy closing at 9pm, 23 August 2021. Picture: Jacques Nelles

The Tshwane ANC has allegedly used undue processes and delaying tactics to blindside branch members and the community, in order to submit their own preferred councillor candidates to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) this week. According to members and sources within the party, communities were supposed to vote for their preferred candidates to add on as second nominees to those elected at the branch general meetings. Aggrieved members, say these processes were, however, flouted as the scheduled community votes were continuously postponed up until the IEC’s candidate submission deadline of Monday. Despite complaints by different wards including ward 22 in...