IEC becoming a target for political protests: ISS

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) says the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is becoming a target for political protests.

ISS Crime and Justice Hub Manager, Lizette Lancaster briefed a seminar on the causes of protests, focusing on violent protests.

Vuwani residents in Limpopo have vowed to block the IEC from holding the Local Government Elections on August 3.

Speaking on AM Live, Lancaster says in recent elections quite a number of IEC voting stations have been burned down and ballot papers destroyed.

She also says there is no increase in service delivery protests but that the protests are becoming violent as communities feel their voices are not being heard.


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