The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) got shirty about campaigning on Election Day and put the ruling party on notice that it faced disqualification should it transgress poll rules.
National spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi warned on Tuesday night: “The EFF reminds all political parties and contestants in the 2016 Local Government Elections that Section 75 of the Municipal Election Act of 2000 states that no persons may campaign on election day.
“Prohibition on certain political activities
On voting day no person may-
(a)hold or take part in any political meeting‚ march‚ demonstration or other political event; or
(b)engage in any political activity‚ other than casting a vote‚ in the area within the boundary of a voting station.”
This appeared to be motivated by intelligence the EFF had “on good record that the African National Congress (ANC) has purchased millions of party T-shirts which they are planning to distribute on Election Day”.
“This is in direct violation of the Municipal Electoral Act and can lead to disqualification of the party from elections‚” iterated Ndlozi.
“We want to warn the ANC that we shall be on alert to make sure that all who violate this section are punished with the full might of the law.”