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By unknown | Nov 13, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Anna Majavu

Anna Majavu

The trickle of ANC ward councillors quitting their party to contest the by-election on December 10 under the Congress of the People banner has not turned into the promised deluge yet.

Of the approximately 5700 ANC councillors in the country, only about 40 have resigned or been expelled for supporting the new party.

Of that number, 3000 are ANC ward councillors. Proportional representative councillors who leave the ANC are replaced with other party members.

The IEC's Courtney Sampson said: "Political parties who want to put up candidates have until November 27 to register with the IEC and pay their deposit of R500."

This gives COP two weeks to convince more councillors, especially ward councillors, to join the party.

COP spokesman Palesa Morudu said: "We don't tell councillors to resign. They resign because they feel they need to resign. It's an individual decision and the resignations are ongoing."

Most resignations, 24, have been in Western Cape.


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