Mashatile insists issues of rejecting ward councillor nominees are dealt with

Mashatile says the majority of the ANC’s ward councillor candidates have been accepted by communities.

The ANC also kicked off its Mandela Day celebrations in Orange Farm on 16 July, 2016. Picture: Dineo Bendile/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng African National Congress (ANC) chairperson Paul Mashatile says the party has dealt with cases where community members rejected nominated ward councillor candidates and put them to rest.

Mashatile was speaking in Orange Farm today where the ANC was campaigning ahead of this year's municipal elections.

The Gauteng ANC also kicked off its Mandela Day programme today handing out parcels to the elderly in the community.

Mashatile says the majority of the ANC's ward councillor candidates have been accepted by communities.

"There are instances where people are not really happy but we have dealt with those issues. 99% of our councillors are accepted in our communities."

He says locals in Orange Farm in particular have expressed their happiness at being allowed to have a say in the selection of candidates.