Concerns over some short listed candidates for IEC commissioner posts

The process of filling the three commissioner positions at the Independent Electoral commission of SA is underway.

A panel led by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has short listed eight candidates to fill the three posts.

But there's been concerned with some of the short listed candidates not being suitable for the commissioner position.

Communications officer at My Vote Counts, Sheilan Clarke, says the concerns vary from lack of experience to business dealings some of these individuals are involved in as well as their political affiliations.

She says former chief electoral officer Mosotho Moepya is one of the questionable characters as he appeared in former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's report.

Read: IEC's Terry Tselane advice to prospective commissioners

Mosotho Moepya was grilled about this at his interview and he seems to be denying these allegations.

Sheilan Clarke, Communications officer at My Vote Counts

Another one candidate that raises eyebrows, says Clarke, is Monica Ledingwane because in 2016 she contested to become an ANC councillor.

We do feel that commissioners at the body like the IEC should be independent and impartial because they will be working with various political parties.

Sheilan Clarke, Communications officer at My Vote Counts

The other names handed over to Parliament are Bongani Finca; Nomonde Mapetla; Nomsa Masuku, Bernedette Muthien, Liepollo Lebohang Watseba Pheko, and Judge Dhayanithie Pillay.

To hear the rest of the interview with Sheilan Clarke, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Concerns over some short listed candidates for IEC commissioner posts


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