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DA claims ANC's plan to re-submit election candidates is illegal

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC)'s deadline for submissions was two weeks ago.

DA’s mayoral candidate for the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Athol Trollip. Picture: @AtholT.

CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Eastern Cape claims the African National Congress (ANC)'s plan to re-submit its election candidate list for the upcoming local government polls is illegal.

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC)'s deadline for submissions was two weeks ago.

But the ruling party in Nelson Mandela Bay has indicated that it will re-submit its list for potential councillors after discovering a series of errors.

The DA's Andrew Whitfield says the party cannot allow this to happen.

"In terms of the law it's very clear, the deadline was set for all political parties, there were standards placed for all of us to comply and we all complied and now it appears just because the ANC in Nelson Mandela Bay is divided they want a second bite of the apple."

ANC provincial executive committee members have been unavailable for comment.

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