Mangosuthu Buthelezi: SA has never had a free, fair election
The IFP told journalists during a briefing in KwaZulu-Natal reflecting on how it fared in last week's elections that it had always been open about the credibility of the elections.
The IFP told journalists during a post-election briefing in KwaZulu-Natal that it had always been open about the credibility of the country's elections.
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More than 20 disgruntled parties are set to continue with their legal action against the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa challenging the outcome, despite the outcome already being declared above board.
Buthelezi said he agreed with the smaller parties.
“From 1994, I’ve always been seen as a spoiler; I’ve been very candid that we’ve never had a free and fair election in South Africa. Even if my party didn’t do badly, I certainly agree with the smaller parties that it wasn’t a free and fair election.”
The IEC has been served with a lawyers’ letter by 27 disgruntled political parties,which want the commission to appoint an independent audit firm to conduct the investigation into allegations of multiple voting among other irregularities. TM #ElectionResults pic.twitter.com/K7Jpdx7Itn— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) May 10, 2019
(Edited by Mihlali Ntsabo)