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EFF: Tlakula must just resign

2014-05-03 22:07
IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

Pretoria - Embattled IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula should resign before the country holds its fifth national elections set for 7 May, the Economic Freedom Fighters said in Pretoria on Saturday.

The legal bid to have Tlakula removed from office will continue after the polls, EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi vowed.

"The point of the court action is that we wanted to remove the shadow of doubt that her person casts on the election, in case something goes wrong.

"We still hold that she must do the dignified thing and resign. There is still time before 7 May, she must resign and allow the IEC to proceed," Ndlozi said at a media briefing.

The investigation into Tlakula's fitness to hold office was postponed in the Electoral Court sitting in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg on Friday.

Judge Lotter Wepener said the court would not be able to make a recommendation by 17:00 on Tuesday. He postponed the matter to 2 June.

The court held an investigation into Tlakula's conduct after an application by opposition parties to have Tlakula resign ahead of the polls.

The parties are the United Democratic Movement, the African Christian Democratic Party, the Congress of the People, Agang SA, and the EFF.

Their application follows a forensic investigation by the National Treasury on the procurement of the Electoral Commission of SA's (IEC) Riverside Office Park building in Centurion, Pretoria.

The probe found the process was neither fair, transparent, nor cost-effective. It found Tlakula did not give guidance or formally inform various people what was expected of them in the process.

Tlakula has maintained she was not accused of corruption in the report.

The Treasury's report followed a recommendation by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela in her own report into the matter, released in August last year.

On Saturday, Ndlozi said the bid to push Tlakula off the electoral body was far from over. "This is about the IEC office having integrity, not just during an election, but throughout," he said.

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