Naidu Franz was the party’s Rangitata candidate and was 29th on the list.
ACT leader David Seymour accepted her offer of resignation today.
Responding to a LinkedIn post by Seymour last year, Naidu Franz said:
‘If you are wondering how the Nazis were able to come into power and do all the horrific things that they did, well you are looking at the start of the process right here. So Mr Seymour, when can we expect those who are unvaccinated to start wearing armbands? When can we expect to see concentration camps and re-education camps? When can we start expecting to see troops on our streets rounding up people?’
In a subsequent post she told Seymour he needed to have ‘the balls to front up to the people outside’ [namely, the Parliament Protesters].
Seymour told media Naidu Franz’s comments were ‘unacceptable.’
‘I don’t like the allusion to Nazism. I represent the biggest Jewish community in New Zealand as the MP for Epsom, so I think that’s a little unfair,’ he said.
‘I deeply regret that this person has slipped through the net. I find the comments unacceptable but we dealt with it in literally 15 minutes, they are no longer a candidate for us.’