Malema says IEC must modernise voting system to avoid future issues

Malema says IEC must modernise voting system to avoid future issues

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The EFF has called on the IEC to make reforms in order to prevent future incidents of double voting.

This comes after the IEC found that the risk of multiple voting in this year's election was negligible. 

Malema, however, slammed the Commission, saying that it needed to make sure that the election process was not vulnerable.

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Malema's comments echoed those made by several smaller parties and public commentators - some of whom have even threatened to take the IEC to court.

For example, the failure of the supposedly indelible ink used to mark voters' thumbs has drawn significant criticism.

Malema said that the IEC needed to improve its election process or else it could result in "violence and an unworkable political environment," according to Eyewitness News.

Additionally, the EFF leader maintained that it was necessary for the IEC to be beyond reproach in order to guarantee the integrity of elections.

In particular, Malema argues that the IEC's processes should be modernised. He said this should be a priority of the sixth Parliament. He said this was the only way to prevent future election issues.

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With the 2021 elections two years away, Malema stressed that urgent action should be taken to improve the IEC's handling of elections, has gathered.

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