IEC to tread carefully in elections

The Independent Electoral Commission will pay particular attention to its credibility and independence in the 2009 elections after developments in the recent Kenyan and Zimbabwean polls.

The Independent Electoral Commission will pay particular attention to its credibility and independence in the 2009 elections after developments in the recent Kenyan and Zimbabwean polls.

"One of the key strategies is to consolidate the credibility and independence of the institution," Gauteng electoral officer Sy Mamabolo said yesterday.

"This comes as recent events in Kenya and Zimbabwe point to [the fact that] if you don't secure the independence of the commission, you may be facing problems," he said . - Sapa

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