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IEC ready for Tlokwe by-elections

Elections are expected to be held in seven disputed wards later this month.

The battle for control over the Tlokwe Municipality got heated on Wednesday as residents went to the polls in by-elections held in three wards. The ANC emerged as the overall winner over thier independent opponents. Picture: EWN
Independent Electoral Commission,Tlokwe Municipality,Tlokwe by elections
Local Politics

CAPE TOWN - The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says it doesn’t expect any major difficulties in Tlokwe.

By-elections are expected to be held in seven disputed wards later this month.

It follows a ruling by the Constitutional Court that the 2013 elections were not free and fair.

The court found people were allowed to register and vote in areas where they did not live.

The IEC was also late in giving political parties and candidates access to the voters roll, and when it did, there were no addresses attached.

The commission’s chairperson Glen Mashinini says lessons have been learnt.

“Those matters have received the attention of the commission and we have done, to the best of our ability, a re-registration process and we are ready to go for elections.”

(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)

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