DA wants to protect IEC from ‘bullying’

2016-09-25 19:29


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


Trust in the IEC has declined since 2011 - survey

2016-09-09 15:45

South Africa’s electoral management body, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), is one of the most trusted amongst 36 countries surveyed by Afrobarometer – but public trust has declined since 2011. Watch. WATCH

Johannesburg - DA leader Mmusi Maimane on Sunday pledged to help the IEC cope with the ANC's alleged "bullying" following this year's local government elections.

He would ask to meet Independent Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) leaders to address these threats, he said in a statement.

He wanted to help ensure the IEC remained independent and protected from “malicious political interference”.

City Press reported on Sunday that senior ANC officials allegedly criticized the IEC following the party's loss of support in several metros during the August 3 local government elections.

The IEC and the ANC's top five officials met for talks at Luthuli House last week.

At a post-election results dinner on August 6, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe and his deputy Jessie Duarte allegedly accused IEC vice-chairperson Terry Tselane of being an "enemy".

The ANC was reportedly upset about the IEC's decision to cut down on the number of teachers being appointed as electoral officers during the elections. Many teachers are members of the ANC-aligned SA Democratic Teachers' Union.

Mantashe denied any tensions between his party and the IEC.

Read more on:    da  |  iec  |  mmusi maimane  |  elections

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

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.


WATCH: Man films himself going down water slide upside down as things go very wrong…

What is at first an exciting tummy-turning adventure stunt, quickly turns into a scarily bad idea caught on camera. Take a look:


You won't want to miss...

WATCH: Conor McGregor: Notorious the trailer
Best date night restaurants in South Africa
WATCH: Ryan Reynolds offers fans a free tattoo in new Deadpool 2 teaser
Should you date your co-worker?
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.