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DA demands action after Roodepan ward election

19 April 2017

Kimberley - The Democratic Alliance in the Northern Cape province says it will consult the office of the Public Protector and the South African Human Rights Commission following alleged unfair ward committee elections that took place in Roodepan.

The DA Provincial Leader, Andrew Louw, says the municipality failed to ensure that the ward committee elections for Ward 1 were free and fair. He says last night community members were influenced to vote for names that were on a predetermined list of ward candidates who had been handpicked by the ANC. Louw says they are calling to the speaker of the municipality to launc.

Source: OFM

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