We have nothing to hide: IEC

The Independent Electoral Commission says there is nothing sinister about allegations that some political parties were not allowed to be part of the vote counting in Tshwane.

It is alleged some parties complained to the IEC that they were excluded from observing vote counting in Tshwane allegedly because the room in which counting was taking place was “too small” to accommodate everyone.

Speaking at a media briefing earlier at the Results Operations Centre in Pretoria, IEC Deputy Chief said the matter is being investigated.

Mamabolo says, “We have nothing to hide.”

A day after elections, the fate of Tshwane still hangs in the balance. The ANC and the DA are the two front runners, but neither party has a clear majority yet.

With 53% of voting districts declared in Tshwane, the ANC and DA are on par at just more than 42% of the votes, with the EFF – who could end up as the kingmaker – at just more than 10%.

Counting continues and according to the IEC, results for all the other metros, bar the Nelson Mandela Bay, should be expected in by Friday afternoon.


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