IEC settles on pink and grey for neutrality

2016-08-03 11:52

Cape Town - First the dark blue had to go, and then the red tablecloths, all in the name of keeping the IEC as neutral as possible.

"And it was not so easy this election, to make sure there were no party associations in here," IEC operations manager Derrick Marco said in the Western Cape results centre with a chuckled on Wednesday.

"In 2014, we took out the navy blue. In 2016, we took off the red table cloths. Eventually we settled on this," he said, pointing at the bright cerise T-shirts IEC staff were wearing this year.

"We have to be seen to be neutral. So this year it is all bright pink and grey," he said.

One of the students poised to facilitate complaints for investigation for the IEC said: "I feel like Barney!" She was referring to the purple children's dinosaur.


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