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ATM file court papers for re-run of elections due to IEC rigging

by Staff reporter
16 Jun 2024 at 14:08hrs | Views
The African Transformation Movement (ATM) in South Africa has also filed papers in the Electoral Court asking the specialist court to set aside the 29 May polls and direct a re-run, SABC reported.

The party alleges in papers that it has been the "victim of miscalculations, vote rigging and corruption", adding that it has made out a case to demonstrate that the elections were not free and fair.

This is despite the Electoral Commission (IEC) declaring the 2024 general elections free and fair on the 2nd June.

In its papers, ATM cites a number of reasons to support its plea, including concerns with the voters' roll, Section 24A, as well as the malfunctioning of the voter management devices (VMD) to name a few.

The party is of the view that there are compelling, sufficient reasons for the Court to set aside the 2024 National and Provincial Elections and order a re-run.

Despite this latest court bid signed a day before the first sitting of the National Assembly, the ATM participated in that sitting, which saw the election of the Speaker, Deputy Speaker and the President.

Source - sabc