In what seems to be a prophecy-come true, the ANC has allegedly sent in four busloads of people to vote in Ward 23 where they are not supposed to. This is according to the ANC’s former long-serving Councillor, Jayraj Bachu who is now IFP Candidate in the same Ward 23. Bachu was the ANC Councillor for this Ward for three terms, and he deserted them some months ago for the IFP. Now the ANC is under tremendous pressure to wrest the Ward from Bachu, whose popular support is evident ion that he has held the position for three terms.
In a statement issued this afternoon, Bachu stated; “A Few weeks ago in a News Conference held at the IFP Head Office, I issued a warning about this ANC plot to bus in people from Welbedacht. I was however ridiculed by the ANC’s Provincial Secretary Mr. Sihle Zikalala, and, some in the media seemed skeptical about my information. I told the media that in 2008, the ANC had relocated many people from my Ward to Welberdacht. Those people were however prevented them from registering in that Welbedacht which was now their place of residence. The strategy was to bring them back to help increase their vote in this Ward 23.
“That prophecy came true today when four busloads of people were bused in to vote at Molton School Voting Station. Fortunately it was not only the IFP that lodged objections with the IEC about this matter. Other parties did as well.
“It is very unfortunate that the ANC has decided to stoop very low in order to realize their declared objective to remain power until ‘Jesus comes back.’ We condemn these ANC dirty tricks in the strongest possible terms. And, we also call on the IEC to act with courage demanded by democracy, to reprimand the ANC for this injustice.”
M. Joshua Mazibuko
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