Tlokwe candidate: The IEC is not telling the full truth

David Kham went to court & won an Electoral Court ruling that put by-elections in Tlokwe on hold.

FILE. David Kham went to court & won an Electoral Court ruling that put by-elections in Tlokwe on hold. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The man who first took the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to court over the Tlokwe by-elections has told Eyewitness News the commission is playing games by claiming it would not be able to hold local government elections this year if it's forced to comply with an Electoral Court ruling about the information that must be contained on the voters roll.

David Kham and five other independent candidates went to court over the Tlokwe issues three years ago, he went to court again last month and won an Electoral Court ruling that put by-elections there on hold.

The commission then cancelled by-elections around the country, saying it would not be able to comply with that ruling in time for this year's polls.

Kham says the IEC is not telling the full truth.

"The IEC is just claiming something that is not there."

He says he's going to tell the Constitutional Court that the IEC is able to actually get all of the voters roll information it needs before this year's local government elections.

"We are going to the court to explain practically why the IEC is playing games."

The commission has said it would only be able to comply with the Electoral Court's ruling about the address information of voters by 2020 at the earliest.