Jesse Duarte announced that only persons who have criminal records will be disqualified to be nominated for the forthcoming parliamentary elections.
Persons accused of corruption or implied about poor discipline are not prohibited from standing for parliament.
So Zuma and probably even the Guptas can stand in the election because they have not yet been found guilty of criminal offenses.
The significance of the ful of the list of 200 names that have now been finalized is that every second name on the list should be a woman and every third nominee should possess special skills.
Is the assumption right that only a third of the ANC’s parliamentary candidates should be proficient and competent?
It is uncertain whether the ANC will act by law and take away Zuma’s presidential privileges if he decides to stand for parliament.
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