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Malema urges IEC to ensure voters bring proof of address

The EFF leader has called on the IEC to consider verifying addresses on the day of voting.

EFF leader Julius Malema. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has urged the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to ensure voters bring proof of address on the day of elections.

Malema was speaking at the party's elective conference where members will choose their candidates to stand as ward councillors.

He says the court ruling on Tlokwe is proof that the African National Congress (ANC) is capable of rigging votes and this must be attended to before 3 August.

The politician says party members who are chosen as ward councillors should be willing to work 24/7 for the communities they serve.

He says the local government elections will be a contest between his party and the ANC unless the electoral commission decides to interfere.

The EFF leader has called on the IEC to consider verifying addresses on the day of voting to ensure that the elections are free and fair.

Referring to this weekend's violence in KwaZulu-Natal, Malema claims the ANC is intimidated by the party's political support on the ground.

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