From posters to purple cows, parties promise to adhere to electoral code of conduct
A litany of promises, wishes and threats, from ‘partnering with king Jesus’ to ‘illegal foreign nationals' being the enemy — are trotted out on signing the code
A call for the reinstatement of former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe; a plea to shut down all government hospitals; and a decision to fight for the insourcing of security guards and cleaners. These are some of the messages from political parties contesting the 2019 general elections. The Independent Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) held a ceremony on Wednesday for the signing of the electoral code of conduct in Midrand‚ where parties contesting the May 8 elections were given a platform to share their views. A total of 48 parties are contesting the general elections. The code they were made to sign binds them to a commitment that allows for freedom of expression and political association. The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) president Kenneth Meshoe said he believes it is time SA voted for a “Godly government” and that “the ACDP has partnered with king Jesus to lead our country into a promised land”. Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng — now the president of the African Content Movem...
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