Mpumelelo Mkhabela | Reputation hanging in the balance - the IEC inflicted its own damage

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IEC barrier tape at a voting station.
IEC barrier tape at a voting station.
Sharon Seretlo, Gallo Images

South Africa cannot risk having a damaged electoral commission, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela. He argues it would be the worst political nightmare for constitutional democracy when the electoral process and outcomes are challenged on the basis of political bias – whether perceived or real.

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