ACDP accuses DA of sending misleading SMS to voters

The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) is accusing the DA of sending misleading text messages to voters and breaching the electoral code of conduct.

Courtney Sampson, Western Cape IEC Electoral Officer, says his office hasn't received an official complaint from the party, but it is possible that a complaint could have been lodged with the national office.

He says all complaints are taken very seriously by the IEC and will follow up these allegations.

The electoral code of conduct is binding and political parties need to take it seriously.

He says they have received complaints about the DA's use of text messages and social media and they have discussed it with the party.

The IEC doesn't take lightly the use of other parties names in campaign processes and we will really discourage political parties from doing that

Courtney Sampson, Western Cape IEC Electoral Officer

This is a highly emotive time. Campaigning is very expensive and energy-sapping for many people and a lot of things can got out of hand very quickly

Courtney Sampson, Western Cape IEC Electoral Officer

Sampson encourages parties to focus on building their own consistences in a positive way.

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