Buthelezi wants IEC to investigate claim that foreigners voted for ANC

Buthelezi wants IEC to investigate claim that foreigners voted for ANC

- Mangosuthu Buthelezi has asked the IEC to investigate reports that the ANC bused in foreign nationals to vote in yesterday's election

- Buthelezi said he had seen similar election fraud take place in the past

- Other party leaders like Bantu Holomisa have also made allegations of election fraud

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IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi wants the IEC to look into allegations that the ANC transported foreign nationals to voting stations in order to cast their ballots for the ruling party.

This follows unconfirmed reports that the ANC hired taxis to bus in foreigners to boost the ANC vote in KwaZulu-Natal.

Buthelezi, who has taken part in every democratic election since 1994, said he was almost certain that electoral fraud had taken place.

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The IFP leader said that he had witnessed similar situations in which foreigners had been brought in to vote in places like Nquthu.

KwaZulu-Natal is a battleground province between the ANC and IFP, and this year's election appears to be hotly-contested between the two. As a result, Buthelezi said he had reported the claims of illegal voting to the IEC, according to Eyewitness News.

Buthelezi is not the only party leader to allegations that fraud took place during the election. UDM leader Bantu Holomisa has gone to far as to claim that the election was "rigged".

As evidence, he pointed to things such as the supposedly indelible ink which turned out to be easily removable.

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Holomisa has said that this made it possible for people to vote multiple times, a complaint which has been echoed by several parties, Briefly.co.za has gathered.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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