On Tuesday, the IEC announced that it had dismissed almost all 52 objections to candidates of political parties, as the complaints were not in keeping with the constitutional and statutory criteria which permitted for such objections.
The IEC said it would not remove any candidates from the current lists of representatives for the National Assembly and provincial legislatures if questions around them were only around their integrity and allegations against them.
ANC national spokesperson Dakota Legoete said the governing party felt vindicated by the outcome, adding the party had confidence in the integrity and credibility of its list processes.
“We hope the IEC decision will put to rest the vilification campaign that has been unfairly waged against some of the candidates. We call on South Africans to respect this outcome and to defend the right of every qualifying South African to participate in the electoral process,” Legoete said.