No way of supervising UDC’s conduct – IEC


After twice suspending the voter registration exercise initially scheduled to begin on November 1, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says it won’t let the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) anywhere near the process. The Commission says this is because they'll have no way of supervising the latter’s conduct.

UDC agents, popularly known as Madibela Tlhopho, were today supposed to begin observing the registration but the IEC once again suspended the registration pending the final determination of the main application which will be heard on Wednesday.

A temporary court order allowed Madibela Tlhopho to record the names and national identity card numbers of the people registering to vote and record the serial numbers of the registration booklets for each and every registration day at the opening and closing thereof.

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