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ANC issues candidate selection processes for upcoming local government elections

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The ANC has issued a statement on its candidate selection process for the local government elections, and has assured that the processes will be free, transparent and fair.

The African National Congress (ANC) released a statement on Thursday, 5 August 2021, on the candidate selection process for the local government elections (LGE). The party confirmed that the ANC National Executive Council (NEC) fulfilled its mandate and established the Electoral Committee, which will be chaired by the former deputy president, Kgalema Motlanthe, who also served as president.

The ANC stated that as part of its mandate to restore the moral integrity of the leadership of the ANC, the committee reviewed and improved the candidate selection process to ensure that communities take final decisions on the selection of candidates who should represent them in local government. The party also noted that the conduct and moral integrity of the party candidates for the elections is under severe scrutiny and spotlight.

The ANC further assured communities and the public that its candidate selection processes will be held in a free, transparent and fair manner, and that unethical, corrupt and immoral conduct, such as the buying of votes or the use of money to influence the outcomes of the selection process in one’s favour, would be strictly prohibited. Moreover, persons found engaging in such acts will be expelled.

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