IEC makes decision on candidate objections

Written by on 9 April, 2019

By: Lethiwe Mdluli

The Independent Electoral Commission, has dismissed all but one of the 52 objections it received involving 10 parties.

Briefing media this morning in Gauteng, the IEC says all the parties have denied all the objections.

The ruling party received 29 objections, with the BLF following with 19, the EFF received 13 and the DA received four.

Commissioner, Mosotho Moepya, says they have upheld one objection against a candidate from the PAC and dismissed the rest.

“The electoral commission last week advised each party in writing of the objections received relating to candidates of that party, and allowed the implicated parties an opportunity to make representation. After deliberating, the commission resolved to uphold one objection by the PAC, against its own candidate. This candidate was sentenced on 7 June 2016, to 18 months imprisonment, this disqualifies him from holding elected office. The commission dismissed all other objections for failing to meet the constitutional and statutory criteria. The majority of these objections related to unproven allegations.

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