IFP enraged as election posters are pulled down

2014-04-14 00:00

THE IFP has cried foul at the alleged removal of its posters and their replacement by those of its rival, the NFP, in Umkomaas at the weekend.

National Campaign Committee chairperson Narend Singh said yesterday the party had found its election posters had been removed from street poles. “We have opened a case with the police and we have asked them to leave no stone unturned to find these culprits and we will be alerting the Independent Electoral Commission about this breach in the electoral code of conduct and malicious damage to property respectively,” said Singh.

“While we have no proof of who the alleged criminals are, it is telling that one of our main rivals posters replaced ours.”

Singh said although they had received reports of their posters being ripped off in other parts of the province, it was the first time in Umkomaas.

He also said the latest incident came after an Ulundi member allegedly died at the hands of NFP members. “We call on all those who are monitoring the elections, especially the IEC, to take note of these extremely perturbing incidents, which places free and fair elections at risk,” he said.

The police were not immediately available for comment, but NFP chairperson Maliyakhe Shelembe promised to investigate the claims. When called later his cellphone went unanswered.

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