Johannesburg - The future of controversial ANC leaders who made the party’s list to Parliament and provincial legislatures despite facing serious allegations of wrongdoing now hangs in the balance.
On Monday, ANC head of elections Fikile Mbalula said the party’s integrity commission’s decision would have to be respected if it recommends that some of the party’s tainted candidates on lists must step aside.
The governing party has been facing criticism from its stalwarts for including on its list members who are implicated in allegations of state capture and other wrongdoing.
Briefing the media at the party’s Luthuli House headquarters on the 30-days countdown to voting day, Mbalula said while the party’s current list was not in contravention of the country’s electoral laws, there were questions of integrity which the party knew had to be addressed.
Mbalula said the decisions of the integrity commission after it had combed the list would have to be implemented.