Some Party Is Plotting To Rig Soweto Election


There are insinuations that some party and unidentified entities are plotting to rig Soweto Election.

This follows the report of an alleged theft of ballot papers.

BuzzSouthAfrica learnt that the ballot papers were being transported in Johannesburg and were for Ward 29 and 31 in Soweto.

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Reacting, the Democratic Alliance (DA) party called for more visible policing when ballot papers are transported.

The opposition party said they are deeply concerned by the theft of the ballot papers.

According to the party, the 3rd August local government election is the most important since 1994.

DA indicated that they and the ANC are “neck-and-neck in Johannesburg, Tshwane, Nelson Mandela Bay, and many other municipalities across South Africa.”

With that, the party asserted that it is important the local government elections are free and fair. Every precautionary step must be taken to ensure that any vote-rigging will not only be impossible, but met with the full might of the law, DA charged.

As such, the party divulged that it has “urgently enquired into what steps the IEC will be taking to invalidate these ballot papers ahead of 03 August 2016.

We have also requested increased visible police protection of ballot papers, when they are being transported.”

Meanwhile, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) kicked-out DA’s complaint against Parks Tau.

DA’s complaint was over “Clearly, the City of Johannesburg is in good hands” advertisements.

The party alleged that the Mayor of Johannesburg used public fund to campaign for himself as the ANC Mayoral candidate for the municipal elections.

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Speaking about this, Johannesburg mayoral spokesperson Phindile Chauke confirmed that IEC dismissed the complaint.

According to Chauke, IEC kicked-out the complaint because the “content of the advert was designed to instill confidence among Johannesburg residents and potential investors.”

That, Chauke said, stands against DA claim that the advert is campaigning for the ANC.