DA, ANC accuse each other of flouting IEC regulations

2015-11-11 13:55
DA members next to the fence of the voting station. (Karabo Ngoepe, News24)

DA members next to the fence of the voting station. (Karabo Ngoepe, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Pretoria - The Democratic Alliance and the African National Congress are accusing each other of flouting Independent Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) regulations in Mamelodi's ward 16, where by-elections are taking place.

- Are you there? Send us your eyewitness accounts and photos.

The DA accused the ANC of campaigning outside the Stanza Bopape Community Centre voting station.

"So far it's a bit quiet but we are concerned by the ANC [flouting] IEC regulations as always," mayoral candidate Dolly Msimanga said.

"They have been loud hailing in front of the voting stations and we have also seen municipal vehicles being used to loud hail."

Msimanga said the move was an abuse of municipal resources by the ANC. He said they would be taking the matter up with officials.

"We will be laying a charge with the presiding officer and we hope they will take action. We are out in our numbers and doing the best we can to give the ANC a run for its money," he said.


The ANC'S Teboho Joala denied the allegations and accused the DA of stationing members on the fence of the voting station.

"They are standing on the fence of the voting station. That is against electoral laws because they must be 50 metres from the station. We will lay a complaint against them," said Joala.

He said the turn-out had been a bit slow but hoped it would pick up later in the day. He said the heatwave was not helping.

"We are just worried about the heat but we hope our people will keep hydrated while they are at the stations," Joala said.

The ward was previously represented by the DA but became vacant after the councillor resigned.

The ANC's Mosadisadi Christina Kekana is up against the DA's Mokgohlwe Deborah.

"We are very confident that people will vote for the ANC because we have had great penetration of service delivery in the ward. We have roads that are surfaced. There is very little that has not been done in terms of service delivery," Joala said.

Read more on:    da  |  anc  |  iec  |  pretoria  |  elections  |  politics

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.