IEC to flex muscle in the 2019 elections


JWANENG: The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says it will administer stiffer penalties to offenders in accordance with the Electoral Act in the upcoming 2019 general elections.

This was said by the Jwaneng/Mabutsane principal election officer, Mompoloki Koogotsitse when addressing the Party Liaison Committee (PLC) here on Friday. He said the Commission will put into practice most of the clauses to ensure safe and free elections.

Koogotsitse said Section 19 (7) of the Electoral Act states that if a person falsely objects another to vote, that person will be liable to a fine not exceeding P500. He said during the 2014 elections, the Jwaneng/Mabutsane constituency was leading with objections of voters by political candidates.

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Something ought to be done about deadly A3 Road

The accident which happened near Marapong village comes after yet another horrific accident which claimed 16 lives in July last year near Hubona. These stats don’t include other accidents where fatalities were not as many as the two.While several factors may have contributed to the two accidents and many others, many believe the biggest with that road is the bad state that the road is in. Unconfirmed reports in the most recent accident state...

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