Bloemfontein - The Electoral Court dismissed an
application on Tuesday for the removal of five Electoral Commission of SA (IEC)
It said the reasons for its decision, taken in chambers,
would be handed down in due course.
The application was brought by former Vryheid ANC
councillor Andre Lotter.
He sought the dismissal of commissioners Pansy Tlakula,
Terry Tselane, Mlindelwa Makhanya, Bongani Finca, and Raenette Taljaard.
Lotter contended their presence as commissioners rendered
the IEC unable to ensure free and fair elections.