Western Cape IEC authorise recounts in 12 voting districts

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) in Western Cape has authorised a recount in 12 of the 24 voting districts identified by the Cape Independence Party.

According to the commission there were sufficient particulars provided to support the need for an investigation.

This is in light of the police investigating a case of corruption against the IEC in the province after the EFF claimed it succeeded in two wards in the Cape metro before their votes were stolen during the Local Government Elections.

Mbulelo Dwane, who was EFF's councillor candidate in Ward 18 Site C, Khayelitsha, lodged the complaint after he allegedly noticed that the signatures on the voting result slips were not those of the party agents.

Dwane said he disputed the results captured by IEC Officials after the presiding officers of IEC allegedly refused their party agencies to take pictures of the results slips although it was permitted.

By Everngelista Muza