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Holomisa claims ANC plans to rig elections

2014-03-02 11:43

Johannesburg - Bantu Holomisa, leader of the United Democratic Movement (UDM), has accused “rogue elements” within the IEC of plotting to rig elections in favour of the ANC, reports the Sunday Independent.

Holomisa told the newspaper that the ANC was concerned about losing votes in the upcoming elections and was therefore refusing to remove Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) members who have been involved in a lease scandal.

The report states that this could be a veiled reference to IEC chief Pansy Tlakula, who was the subject of a public protector report last year following allegations of procurement irregularities by the organisation.

The newspaper quoted Holomisa as saying that the ANC was very concerned about shedding votes, and was hopeful that "those rogue elements will run the elections, so rigging will be on the high”.

Meanwhile, the UDM and Mbhazima Shilowa's Cope faction were in talks last week to determine if any Cope members are interested in going to Parliament as part of the UDM.

On Monday, United Democratic Party leader Bantu Holomisa and Shilowa announced that more than 800 of Cope's Shilowa's supporters will join the UDM.

Read more on: anc  |  udm  |  iec  |  bantu holomisa  |  elections 2014  |  politics

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