2019 election dismissals still haunt gov’t

Truck carrying ballot boxes from Gantsi FILE PIC
Truck carrying ballot boxes from Gantsi FILE PIC

The 2019 general election has come and gone but it seems the drama surrounding alleged election rigging and firing people for whistleblowing is far from over.

During the election, the Gantsi North constituency was one of the places that were marred with controversy regarding the handling of the ballot boxes and possible voting fraud.

This resulted in many people that worked for the District Commissioner’s office being dismissed for whistleblowing about an alleged election fraud including the current victim, Segomotso Mhaladi. Mhaladi was employed as a driver at the District Commissioner’s office and was fired on June 3, 2021 for allegedly disclosing confidential information about elections.

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