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Tlakula should step down for now - Agang

2014-03-27 14:01

Johannesburg - Agang SA on Thursday urged Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) chairperson Pansy Tlakula to step down until after the elections.

Agang SA spokesperson Paul O'Sullivan said Tlakula and Stephen Langtry should step down in the interest of a free and fair election.

A forensic investigation by auditors PriceWaterhouseCoopers on behalf of the National Treasury on the procurement of the IEC's Riverside Office Park building in Centurion, Pretoria was released last week.

The report indicated the procurement process was not fair, transparent, or cost-effective.

It also found that Tlakula did not give guidance or formally inform various people what was expected of them in the process.

"Against this background, it is critical that the IEC remains above reproach. It simply cannot do that with Tlakula and Langtry still in their positions."

O’Sullivan said the level of integrity and ethics in the IEC had evaporated, placing oversight of the elections at risk, and calling the whole organisation into doubt.

Agang SA also called on deputy chief electoral officer Norman du Plessis to step down, but IEC spokesperson Kate Bapela said he had retired.

Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele said teachers who had in the past been deployed to manage polling stations and were members of the SA Democratic Teachers' Union (Sadtu) should be removed from this role.

"There is an inherent conflict of interest in Sadtu members operating as electoral officers in a multi-party election process," Ramphele said.

She said the integrity of the election was at stake.

- An earlier version of this story stated that Agang SA called on deputy chief electoral officer Norman du Plessis to step down, but that he had already resigned. He had in fact retired.


- SAPA
Read more on: agang sa  |  iec  |  pansy tlakula  |  elections 2014  |  politics

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