Pretoria - Twenty-seven political parties raised formal objections with the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) over the 2019 general elections and are calling for an independent audit.
In a letter the parties said that they have taken note that the IEC was “willing to conduct an audit on its own, by virtue of the veracity of these complaints received”.
The parties said the complaints related to the elections cast “serious doubts” as to the credibility of the whole election process and the outcome.
“There are various instances of people who voted multiple times. The full extent of this will never be known no matter how much sampling is done,” the letter read.
“The people accused of this and incarcerated for it are more than likely victims of political bullying and abuse. Voting stations opened late and one not at all.”