Kham set to take the IEC to court

Former ANC member David Kham is threatening to take the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to court.

He is objecting to the outcome of the by-elections in Tlokwe, North West, where Kham, who registered as an independent candidate, lost ward 18 to the ANC in the recent by-elections.

He is one of 14 ANC councillors expelled after voting to unseat Tlokwe mayor Maphetle Maphetle. The Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Annette Combrink was voted in as the new mayor.

Kham accused the IEC of being “arrogant and not co-operating”.

“The IEC is used to this thing of displaying arrogance. The IEC flouted the Electoral Act because they wanted to deliver victory to the ANC,” Kham said.

“It has been established that there are people actually in the voters’ roll who are not residing in the area, who were somehow registered through a back window and those people have voted. My lawyers have already written a letter to the IEC.

“We have objected with the IEC and we want them to deal with the matter. Failure to deal with this matter will leave us with no option but to go to the electoral court.”

Yesterday, ANC spokesman Keith Khoza described the claims as unfounded.