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IEC urges public not to distribute hoax reports on polls

The IEC says members of the political party liaison committee raised concerns aver hoax reports.

Inside the IEC's Western Cape results centre. Picture: Aletta Harrison/EWN.

PRETORIA - The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says political parties have asked the public to refrain from distributing false reports about the elections.

This was among the remarks made at a briefing at the results operations centre in Pretoria today.

Chief electoral officer Mosotho Moepya says members of the national political party liaison committee raised concerns aver hoax reports.

"Political parties called on all south Africans to be responsible when it comes to reporting on unverified claims about these elections. Hoaxes and misinformation must not be allowed to undermine the confidence in the outcome of our elections."

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