IEC appoints new chief electoral officer

2012-02-14 14:16

Johannesburg - Mosotho Simon Moepya has been appointed as the Independent Electoral Commission's (IEC) new chief electoral officer, it said on Tuesday.

IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula made the announcement in Centurion, Pretoria, at the conclusion of the selection process, the IEC said in a statement.

The position became vacant when Tlakula - the previous chief electoral officer - was appointed IEC chairperson in November.

Moepya joined the IEC in 1998 as manager of electoral logistics.

In 1999, he was promoted to senior manager and in 2001 to the position of deputy chief electoral officer.

He previously led the IEC team that provided technical assistance to the national election commission of Tanzania, and the team that helped the Democratic Republic of Congo during its first democratic elections in 2006.

  • Scouter - 2012-02-14 14:39

    Education : University of Limpopo Don't hold your breath every one.

      Scouter - 2012-02-14 14:43

      It gets better: University of Limpopo B Com., H.E.D, Information Technology and Financial Accounting 1994 – 1997 Completed a degree in Commerce and a Higher Education Diploma Activities and Societies: Karate

  • Scouter - 2012-02-14 14:53

    My word - Malema has got one of his Limpopo buddies to head the Electoral Commission. What a surprise.

  • phangolicious - 2012-02-14 15:07

    In 1934, P.W. Botha entered the Grey University College (now the University of the Free State) in Bloemfontein to study law, but left early at the age of 20 in order to pursue a career in politics. He began working for the National Party as a political organiser in the neighbouring Cape Province. In the years leading to World War II, P.W Botha joined the Ossewabrandwag, or Oxwagon Sentinel (OB), a right-wing Afrikaner nationalist group which was sympathetic to the German Nazi Party ..... "Aparently U don't need education to serve yo People"

      Scouter - 2012-02-14 15:31

      The great African ethos - "What have the Romans really done for us ......" Life of Brian - Monty Python.

  • Scouter - 2012-02-14 15:20

    One has to smile - youth always thinks it is bullet proof. Until that is, they have to face the prospect of a real bullet between the eyes, fighting for a cause. Why do I imagine Julius to be the quintessential REMF?

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