'Malema must approach courts with election rigging evidence'

Obed Bapela says the EFF hasn’t come forward with evidence to support its allegation of vote rigging in 2014.

FILE: EFF leader Julius Malema addressing the supporters during the party’s manifesto launch at Orlando Stadium on 30 April 2016. Picture: EFF Facebook.

CAPE TOWN - Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Obed Bapela says the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has not come forward with credible evidence to support its allegation of voting rigging in the last elections.

Julius Malema used his party's election manifesto launch in Soweto over the weekend to warn the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) not to rig elections.

He claims EFF votes were "stolen" in Gauteng during the 2014 polls.

But Bapela says this is not the first time the party has raised this issue, but it has failed to provide evidence to support the claims.

"They've never brought any evidence which is credible, instead they chose to politick on the matter and damage the reputation of the IEC."

He says Malema must approach the courts with evidence.

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