Johannesburg - Opposition parties have received no
communication from IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula
regarding their call for her
to resign, UDM leader Bantu Holomisa
said on Monday.
"We will start implementing the resolution of the
political parties who agreed she should step down," he said.
"We have identified a law firm who will take the
matter forward starting from tomorrow onwards."
Tlakula had until the close of business on Monday to
respond to the opposition parties' call for her to step down.
Holomisa said he was waiting for the other opposition
parties to let him know if they will join the legal action. He has given them
till 15:00 on Monday.
The Electoral Commission of SA had not responded to
questions from Sapa on whether Tlakula would resign.
Earlier this month, the parties said they were worried
about the credibility of the 7 May elections and the parties met the Electoral
Commission of SA's (IEC) management.
Parties calling for her resignation were the United
Democratic Movement (UDM), the Azanian People’s Organisation, the African
Christian Democratic Party, the Inkatha Freedom Party, the United Christian
Democratic Party, the Congress of the People, Agang SA and the Economic Freedom
Agang SA on Monday said it was still supporting the call
for Tlakula to resign.
"We are still calling for her to step aside and will
join legal action if she does not," deputy national spokesman Andrew
Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele has previously said the
electoral body should be headed by a person "without a whiff of a cloud
over her head".
EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlovu said the party was
still supporting the call.
"We are waiting for her [Tlakula] response," he