Independent candidates to approach electoral court in Tlokwe
Mon, 08 Aug 2016 05:47:13
Independent candidates in the Potchefstroom-based Tlokwe Municipality in the North West are preparing to file a complaint with the Electoral Court against the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC).
They say that certain voters in Tlokwe were denied the right to vote in last week’s municipal elections as a result of the Municipal Demarcation Board’s merging of the Tlokwe and Ventersdorp municipalities. This has led to some wards and boundaries being changed.
The independent candidates’ spokesperson, David Kham, outlines their case.
“We are going to be taking this matter further via the Electoral Court. We raised this matter prior to the elections and now during the elections. People from Tlokwe had to go as far as Ventersdorp to go and cast their votes there. Some were denied access even here. People had to cross boundaries to go and cast their vote, so we are definitely going to be taking the matter to court.”