More drama as IEC seeks expedited appeal


FRANCISTOWN: While the expectation was that the warring Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) and the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) will finally work towards determining their matter on December 1, the latter has made a shock turn seeking to appeal the November 10 temporary court order.

The Commission in the notice of motion filed before the Court of Appeal (CoA) wants an expedited appeal. One of the UDC attorneys, Owen Nsala, told members of the press late on November 21, 2023, that the UDC received documents from the IEC that were filed at the country’s apex court, CoA.

The appeal is in relation to a November 10 order that was delivered by Justice Ketlogetswe. On November 10, 2023, Justice Ketlogetswe of the Francistown High Court reaffirmed the October 31 rule nisi which allowed the UDC to observe and monitor the voter registration.

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