ANC WC working to resolve grievances over local election candidates list

ANC said they will engage with branches over the coming weeks to resolve outstanding issues.

FILE: Disgruntled ANC members from Kanana, Europe and Barcelona in Gugulethu staged a protest at the party’s offices over the selection of candidates for the elections. Picture: Xolani Koyana/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape said it's working to resolve grievance over its Local Government election list.

The party was forced to postpone its provincial election manifesto, meant to take place today, due to unhappiness over the ward councillor selection process.

ANC spokesperson Jabu Mfusi said they will engage with branches over the coming weeks to resolve outstanding issues.

"The reason is being that we're coming from the list conferences where candidates are registered, now you still have some other branches which are not satisfied."

Opposition parties are however hitting the campaign trail this weekend.

Cape Town mayoral candidate Patricia de Lille visited Hangberg yesterday, while the African Christian Democratic Party mayoral candidate was campaigning in Philippi.

ANC provincial leaders will visit branches over the next two weeks to quell the concerns of disgruntled members.