Independent candidates clarify what they demand from the IEC

The Tlokwe Municipality election disputes are still unresolved following the Electoral Court's ruling that the municipal by-elections should be postponed for six weeks.

Last year in November the Constitutional Court found that the by-elections held in Tlokwe in 2013 were not free and fair. The by-elections were supposed to take place today, but independent candidates then approached the Electoral Court to help interpret the Constitutional Court's ruling.

Redi Tlhabi on Wednesday spoke to Hans Jurie Moolman, the legal representative of the independent Tlokwe candidates, to find out what's at the heart of the dispute.

Listen to the conversation below:

We initiated a case in 2013, when someone who was in the IEC gave us information that more than 2000 people registered in the wards where the by-elections were due to take place that are not residing in those wards. The problem that exists with that, if you go to the Municipal Electorate Act, the representative of wards is calculated on the numbers of people in that specific ward. So, they use actually a maximum number per ward and your budgeting and everything of the local government works in accordance with those figures.

Hans Jurie Moolman, legal representative of the independent Tlokwe candidates

From our point of view and the suggestion we made to the IEC is that they should make use of the data base of the surveyor general. And the surveyor general, to make it more practical, is they are in possession of a description of each and every property in South Africa.

Hans Jurie Moolman, legal representative of the independent Tlokwe candidates

This article first appeared on 702 : Independent candidates clarify what they demand from the IEC


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