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Election results show ANC in early lead – Mail & Guardian Online: The smart news source


The conduct of elections in South Africa has in the past been better than in most African countries but when I read the words below, from the South African Mail & Guardian this morning:  Observers were sent from the African Union, Pan-African Parliament (PAP), Southern African Development Community (SADC) as well as from Nigeria and Zimbabwe; reminds of the sort of trash AU and African observers would speak when Mugabe holds “elections”:

“Great tolerance

Meanwhile, observers said on Wednesday that SA sets an exemplary standard for elections.

Only observers from African countries are in South Africa to monitor the national elections.

Observers from the African Union, Pan-African Parliament (PAP), Southern African Development Community (SADC) as well as from Nigeria and Zimbabwe came to see whether the elections are free and fair.

“We are not here for an investigation, rather to show support for the process,” Dr Salim Ahmed Salim, who heads the AU observer team said…”

Then consider from the same edition of the Mail & Guardian the story below;

“Cope and the Democratic Alliance (DA) complained to the IEC about irregularities in casting of the special votes.

Both parties claimed that some voters who were not eligible for special votes had been allowed to vote. The matter would be investigated by the IEC after a report was compiled by the complainants.

Cope complained of African National Congress (ANC) volunteers who were reportedly telling people at some voting stations, particularly the elderly and illiterate, to vote for the party.

“That’s a disturbing trend because people should decide on their own who they would vote for. That this happens at the gates of polling stations makes it worse because those people will obviously be intimidated by these tactics,” said Gqomo. — Sapa, I-Net Bridge …”

So one assumes AU, SADC, PAP  et al election observers speak pure rot, they have absolutely no idea what a free and fair election is!

via Election results show ANC in early lead – Mail & Guardian Online: The smart news source.

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