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COPE turns to the IEC over intimidation

The Congress of the People said it was seeking an urgent meeting with the Independent Electoral Commission...

Mvume Dandala celebrates after putting up COPE's election poster in Midrand on 13 March, 2009. Picture: Taurai Maduna/Eyewitness News

The Congress of the People said it was seeking an urgent meeting with the Independent Electoral Commission to discuss increased incidents of intimidation.

Speaking in Kliptown, the party’s presidential candidate Mvume Dandala said party members were hounded out of their jobs and meetings were being disrupted.

He referred to what he called the open intimidation of UNISA Vice-Chancellor Barney Pityana and the tearing down of campaign posters in Midrand and Sharpeville this weekend.<?xml:namespace prefix="o" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"?>

“We will seek an urgent meeting with the Independent Electoral Commission to discuss these matters in detail. We do not believe that we can have a free and fair election when there is no fair play and guarantee for freedom of speech,” he said.

Dandala said the party was writing a letter to the Public Protector, asking him to probe the attempted cover up of the Travelgate scam, the excessive security detail of African National Congress leader Jacob Zuma and the use of food parcels in election campaigns.

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