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No amendment for the ANC party lists, says Magashule

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Magashule said that the ANC lists will remain unamended and accused those who called for amendments of “trying to be naughty.”

While campaigning in Hermanus, Western Cape, on Wednesday, 24 April 2019, African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Ace Magashule announced that the list was finalised and would not be amended. He also expressed that he suspected a third force behind the calls for the party to amend its election list.

“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.

Magashule was referring to the controversial list that included the names of comrades who were accused of corrupt and fraud deals, such as former Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba, Environmental Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane, Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantase, Women Affairs Minister Bathabile Dlamini and himself.

At the request of the Democratic Alliance (DA) and ANC veterans, the list was submitted to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) in early April and further forwarded to the ANC’s integrity commission for vetting, following an urgent National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting where the list was top of the agenda. The ANC’s integrity commission, after reviewing the list, concluded matters and submitted a report with recommendations to the party’s Top Six for further consultation.

Although his entourage was denied access to Paradise Park by security guards during his campaign, Magashule promised to secure land for the community of Hermanus.

Abenathi Gqomo


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