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Leopard Can't Change It's Spots|| Despite Losing Lot Of Votes ANC Is Continuing To Award Criminals

The ruling party suspects that over 90% Of the candidates on the party's list of municipal councilors in the Waterberg District in Limpopo have faced criminal charges, either before or ongoing.

These suspicions have thrown the regional arm of the party into disrepute, this matter arose just before it is set to officially announce its list of municipal councilors. On Friday, unhappy members of the party, its alliance partners, and civic organizations protested outside the ANC's regional offices. They have accused their leaders of pushing candidates who are either facing criminal charges or have faced before criminal charges.

The South African National Civic Organization (Sanco) said they are deeply concerned by the proportion of candidates facing criminal charges on the final list. They say it's true that over 90% of the people who have made it on the candidate's list are individuals who have criminal charges, while some have faked their qualifications. This information comes from Tlou Sasa who's the regional chairperson of Sanco.

He further said as concerned members of Sanco, ANC, SACP, and Cosatu, they're emphasizing that those who are criminally charged should step aside with immediate effect, including those who have collapsed their municipality. Their call is by the resolution taken at the Nasrec Elective Conference, the very same resolution which has sent the career of Ace Magashule down the drain. The step-aside rule is the ANC policy adopted by the party’s 54th conference at Nasrec in December 2017 and has always been a political hot potato.

Matome Moremi-Tauatswala, the ANC Waterberg regional spokesperson, described the suspicions as heresies. Potential councilors were requested to go to police stations for verification of their criminal records. He says if there is any report that suggests that 90% of their candidates are facing criminal charges, the ANC's provincial structure will tell them through a report from the law enforcement agencies and they will take it from there. He stressed that these were gossip that is being orchestrated and spread by a faction of Sanco led by one Tlou Sasa whose legitimacy is questionable.

The regional spokesperson further said the ANC is currently interviewing its councilors candidates and is expected to have completed its processes by Tuesday, as councils are expected to resume by 19 November. Community leader, Motlaso Selomo said the ANC's stand will not only disturb the establishment of councils but also negatively affect service delivery. The very same local municipality in Waterberg which they're fighting over has been encompassed by financial irregularities, corruption, tender irregularities, and political uncertainty that led to infighting among the ANC councilors.

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