A coalition of 27 small South African parties has stopped contesting the results of the recent elections in the country and agreed the polls were fair.
“We were suitably briefed by the Statistician-General and accept that although there is a margin of 0.1% likelihood that there might be contaminated votes, that isn’t enough to hold the IEC to ransom,” the disgruntled group’s unofficial spokesperson Mzwanele Manyi from ATM said.
Previously, the parties claimed there were numerous rule violations registered during the voting process. In order to raise the awareness among the national community, they united in the coalition and held a protest at the IEC’s operations centre in Tshwane.
The IEC had to respond with a joint meeting to address the issues that were highlighted. 26 other parties, however, have not officially taken the position on the matter.