IEC Transparency questioned


The EFF Provincial Chairperson of the Free State, Kgotso Morapela, says transparency within the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) should be evaluated.

Speaking about the 2016 Municipal Elections’ preliminary results, Morapela says the EFF has performed fairly well in the province.

He, however, mentions that to ensure free and fair elections the IEC proceedings should be evaluated.

Morapela says the EFF has lodged complaints with the IEC with regard to irregularities that they witnessed in various local municipalities in the province.

“We are worried about the fairness of the IEC and we are waiting for the Independent Electoral Commission to give us feedback on issues of transparency that we have raised. We are happy that these municipal elections were peaceful and there were no incitement of violence” he explains.

Morapela mentions that they are impressed with the number of support they have received from voters in the Free State province.

katleho Morapela / Bloemfontein Courant