The Presidency has clarified incorrect reports regarding the appointment
of Glen Mashinini.
On Thursday the presidency appointed Mashinini as a member of the Independent
Electoral Commission and not as the head, chief or chairperson of the IEC as
the media has been reporting.
The position of IEC head is still vacant after the resignation of former
Chairperson Pansy Tlakula, following Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's release
of a damning report against Tlakula.
Presidential Spokesperson Mac
Maharaj says “the majority of the media houses have reported that Glen
Mashinini has been appointed as the head, chief or chairperson of the IEC which
was not contained in the statement and is incorrect.
Maharaj added that president Jacob Zuma has not appointed a chairperson
of the IEC.
Mr Mashinini will join the body
as an ordinary commissioner or member at the 1st of May 2015,
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