ANC councillors register independently with IEC

By Drum Digital
27 August 2013

Reports claim eight ANC councillors registered independently in Mahikeng, North West, for the by-elections in Potchefstroom on September 18.

Eight of the 14 Tlokwe councillors who were expelled from the ANC last month have registered independently with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), The Star reported on Tuesday. The newspaper reported that on Monday the eight councillors registered in Mahikeng, North West, for the by-elections in Potchefstroom on September 18.

The councillors' expulsions were overturned on Saturday by the ANC's national disciplinary committee. Former ANC chief whip in Tlokwe David Kham reportedly told the newspaper on Monday night that he was one of the eight people who had registered as an independent candidate. "Yes, eight of us met the IEC deadline to register as candidates. I am done with the ANC," Kham was quoted as saying. North West IEC electoral officer Tumi Thiba told the newspaper the candidates' names would be made public after the IEC conducted quality assurances on Tuesday on the documents provided.

-by Sapa

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