Zille & others vs. the IEC: Is the Friedman test in jeopardy?
On Monday DA leader Helen Zille released her weekly online newsletter, in which she claimed that it may no longer be possible to trust the Independent Electoral Commission and the Electoral Court. She joins several other opposition parties who have made the same claim. While part of this claim is about the conduct of IEC Chair Advocate Pansy Tlakula, it is also about the ANC. Whatever the facts, what is frightening is that we appear to be heading towards a situation where we have the ANC and the IEC on one side, and almost everyone else on the other. Which cannot be described as very good for our democracy. By STEPHEN GROOTES.
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