With political newcomers calling for a re-run of elections, claiming
that the processes have not been free nor fair, the ANC believes that
the elections have been above board, despite the glitches.
On Thursday evening, a number of political parties aired their grievances at the IEC's results operation centre.
The list of disgruntled parties include the African Content Movement
(ACM), International Revelation Party (IRC), Ecoforum, Christian
Political Movement (CPM), Black First Land First (BLF), the Land Party,
and the African Transformation Movement (ATM), among others.
The parties also threatened legal action and said they would be
lodging official grievances with the IEC, over issues that arose at the
voting stations, including allegations of people who managed to vote
Speaking to News24 on Thursday evening, ANC head of elections Fikile
Mbalula said the protests by smaller parties were a pity and
unfortunate, adding that the disgruntled parties should have approached
the IEC through the party liaison committee to air their grievances.