IEC must do better if we are to have a free and fair poll

12 April 2016 - 02:37 By The Times Editorial

For the first time since 1994, the ability of the Independent Electoral Commission to deliver a free, fair and credible election is called into question.This is not so much because the IEC, whose unimpeachable integrity helped shepherd South Africa through the chaotic general election of 1994, has suffered severe reputational damage in recent years - first when its chair, Pansy Tlakula, had to be forced to resign because of a conflict of interest, then when a man close to President Jacob Zuma wa...

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