Johannesburg - The Independent Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) said it has apologised to President Jacob Zuma for the anti-rape protest by four women during his speech, which was broadcast live on television.
IEC deputy chairman Terry Tselane on Monday tweeted that the commission was “greatly compromised” by the protest.
“Protests are protected by the constitution (without talking about the merits and demerits of the protest) but IEC was greatly compromised.”
In a another tweet, Tselane said: “The protest on Saturday took the IEC by surprise and if we knew we would have handled it differently. We apologised to the President [Jacob Zuma]”.
Four young women, who were manning the EFF desk at the IEC results centre throughout the week, went to the front and held placards that referred to Zuma’s rape trial in 2006.