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Holomisa takes Tlakula to electoral court

Bantu Holomisa says the matter to have the IEC Chair removed will be before judges soon.

Independent Electoral Commission Chairperson Pansy Tlakula. Picture: Sebabatso Mosamo/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa said he's lodging his case against Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) chair advocate Pansy Tlakula in the electoral court on Thursday.

It will be the first time in South African history the court will be asked to force the IEC'S chair to step down.

Holomisa and several other opposition parties said she's not fit to run the elections because of claims of maladministration relating to a headquarters leasing deal.

The UDM leader said this will be before judges as soon as possible.

"Any case that arrives before the electoral court is treated as urgent."

But the ANC's Jackson Mthembu said Holomisa was playing politics.

"They aren't genuine and these calls have the potential to disrupt the work of the IEC."

The IEC said it has no comment to make on this issue.