Rest of the storyJohannesburg - Some 338 objections were lodged against candidates submitted to represent parties in government, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) said on Thursday.
This was out of a total of 9 425 candidates, the IEC said in a statement.
The announcement followed the end of a three-day period during which the public and the chief electoral officer could object to any candidate appearing on the lists submitted by political parties earlier this month.
Objections could be made if a candidate was "not qualified" to stand in terms of sections 47 and 106 of the Constitution, if candidates had not signed an acceptance of their nomination and if they failed to sign an undertaking to be bound by the electoral code of conduct.
The IEC's chief electoral officer had objected to 297 candidates for not being on the voters' roll, for not being a citizen, and for failure to submit the candidate's undertaking to be bound by the code of conduct. The IEC objected to two of these candidates as they were dead.