The ANC national executive committee (NEC) has been meeting at the Coastlands Hotel in Umhlanga, Durban, since Friday to discuss the nomination lists received from ANC branches across the country.
ANC acting spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said the names would now be reviewed, with those that “sow division” or have criminal records, among other things, expected to be removed from the lists. Once this process was over, the names would be forwarded to the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) in the run-up to the elections scheduled for May.
“The public representatives must know they are chosen and did not choose themselves. The list must be electable. They must enhance the integrity of the ANC. This conference was not about adding or removing. It was about receiving lists from branches. The vetting might mean removing names, literally, because there is a means test.
“(This test) will include criminal records, those who have a history of sowing divisions, people who have been to disciplinary committees of the ANC, and people who can’t pass the test of integrity for the ANC,” said Kodwa.