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ANC in KZN expels independent candidates

The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal has expelled its members who have opted to contest the upcoming election as independents.

Over 200 Independent candidates have been registered in KwaZulu-Natal.

The party says anyone who contests outside of the party is an opponent.

Fifty seven independent candidates are set to contest wards in the eThekwini Metro. Most of them are ANC members who were disgruntled with the party’s list processes.

The ANC says anyone who works without them is against them.

It’s also emerged that some of the independents are members of the South African Communist Party (SACP).

The ANC says despite this relations with the communist party remain strong.

The SACP has meanwhile condemned its members who have registered as independents and has gone as far as suspending one of its leaders.

The candidates insist they are standing for their communities.

The ANC also welcomed fifteen candidates who were registered to stand for opposition parties.

Eight are from the Democratic Alliance (DA), while the others from Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), National Freedom Party (NFP) and Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP).

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