ANC nomination list blasted by parties

Kingdom Mabuza

Kingdom Mabuza

Opposition parties have slammed the ANC for including convicted criminals on its nomination list for the upcoming elections.

This follows reports that former ANC Women's League president Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has topped the party's list in Gauteng while former ANC chief whip Tony Yengeni was nominated by the Northern Cape.

Madikizela-Mandela was convicted of fraud in 2003. Yengeni was convicted of fraud and corruption linked to the arms deal in 2004.

The DA regarded the inclusion of Madikizela-Mandela and Yengeni as "undesirable".

Congress of the People said they would "show respect to the electorate by isolating on their list candidates with criminal records".