The African National Congress has reported the Economic Freedom Fighters to the IEC after the party allegedly tried to bribe people for votes. A digital banner has reportedly been circulated on social media offering up free drivers' licenses in exchange for support.
For the second time this month, the Economic Freedom Fighters have been reported to the Electoral Commission of South Africa.
According to The Citizen, the 'Red Berets' have been reported for a digital banner that allegedly offers supporters free drivers' licences in exchange for their vote.
The ANC has released a statement detailing their alarm at the party's 'desperate' attempt to secure support:
“This despicable act of vote buying must be exposed for what it is and constitutes an illegal act that undermines democracy. The levels of desperation demonstrated by the EFF are indicative of a party that has accepted that their fortunes at the polls are questionable."
In the statement, the ANC said they felt the move amounted to bribing voters and that the alleged use of IEC imagery on party material is a violation of the law.
The party called on the IEC to decisively deal with the 'blatant abuse' of the electoral process.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier last week that journalist Karima Brown had reported the EFF to the IEC after Julius Malema released her contact details on social media, resulting in a flood of what Brown claims were threatening messages.
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