Members of the governing ANC who are not on the party’s parliamentary list may be deployed to other crucial government departments, Deputy President David Mabuza said, The Sowetan reports.
The party submitted the list to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on Wednesday and it includes former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini and former minister of home affairs Malusi Gigaba.
The inclusion of the two former ministers came despite them having been found by courts to have lied under oath, and public calls against them holding public office.
On Thursday, Mabuza told the publication that he was sure the governing party would look at other options “to deploy its cadres” to important institutions.
The deputy president reportedly added that those who did not make the list could also be deployed to provincial legislatures.
ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule submitted the party’s candidates lists for the National Assembly and the nine provincial legislatures to the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) yesterday.
Also included on the parliamentary list is Minister of Environmental Affairs Nomvula Mokonyane, in spite of corruption allegations against her, emanating from the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, chaired by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.
(Compiled by Makhosandile Zulu. Additional reporting, Eric Naki)