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South Africa's IEC fails to account for 9 million votes?

by Staff reporter
16 Jun 2024 at 13:59hrs | Views
The newly-formed uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) Party has turned to the Electoral Court seeking an order declaring the 2024 General Elections were not free and fair, and are therefore invalid.

The party also seeks, among others, an order from the court directing the President to call for new elections to be held.

The party, which was noticeably absent from the first sitting of the National Assembly, is now the third biggest political party in the country.

In papers filed, the party contends that had the elections been conducted in a free and fair manner, the MK Party "in all likelihood had won". The affidavit by its National Organiser Nathi Nhleko, says prior to the declaration of the 2024 election results, the party had already registered grave objections to the lawfulness of the May polls based on what the party terms as "serious voting irregularities".

To support its claim, the party attached an analysis in its papers alleging voter discrepancy of just over nine million votes that it says cannot be accounted for.

Source - sabc