South Africa 29.5.2018 01:36 pm

Electoral commission in talks with Ramaphosa on election date

President Cyril Ramaphosa replying to questions from members of parliament, 8 May 2018. Picture: ANA

President Cyril Ramaphosa replying to questions from members of parliament, 8 May 2018. Picture: ANA

The country’s sixth democratic elections will take place next year.

Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) chairman Glen Mashinini told MPs on Tuesday they were in discussions with President Cyril Ramaphosa over setting a date for the country’s sixth democratic elections set to take place next year.
Mashinini, fellow IEC commissioners and staff were briefing parliament’s portfolio committee on home affairs on its preparedness for the 2019 national and provincial elections.
 
“We will not rest until we meet optimally our obligation to the country and its people,” said Mashinini.
 
“We are committed to ensuring that we deliver once more free, fair and credible elections so that it continues to strengthen also the legitimacy of our elected representatives and democracy of our country.”
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