Johannesburg - Former president Thabo Mbeki has expressed support for ANC veterans who have called for the removal of tainted candidates from the party’s list of representatives.
Mbeki was speaking on Tuesday at the Rand Easter Show in Nasrec, south of Johannesburg, where he campaigned for the ANC for the first time since he left office more than ten years ago.
“I think the veterans of the ANC were very correct to raise the matter, to say 'Look, from what we can see in terms of what is happening, we think the following people should not be on the ANC list,'” Mbeki said.
Several leaders on the ANC list, including Environmental Affairs Nomvula Mokonyane, have been implicated in Bosasa-linked scandals at the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture.
The party has since taken its list of candidates to the party’s integrity committee, which is comprised of the ANC’s elders, to make a recommendation.