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Motlanthe swings the ax at ‘parachuted’ ANC councilors

The chairman of the ANC Election Commission, Kgalema Motlanthe, swings a big ax against councilors who are dropped on the list of party candidates without following democratic selection procedures. The provincial list committees reporting directly to Motlanthe had put the finishing touches on some wrongly elected councilors to vacate their seats. They had sent final warnings to council managers to remove them after some protested. This is part of a decision by the ANC’s top leadership to correct its election lists, which sparked a huge outcry as elected candidates were removed and replaced with candidates allegedly crept onto the lists. The party gave Motlanthe’s…

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