The Patriotic Alliance (PA) has been accused of flouting the Electoral Commission of SA’s (IEC’s) code of conduct following a series of inroads in DA strongholds during municipal ward by-elections.

The PA has denied the allegations, saying they arose from the fact that the party was becoming a “headache” and an alternative to the DA, SA’s official opposition party, ahead of the provincial and national elections in 2024. Analysts have predicted the PA would be a significant role player especially in the DA stronghold of Western Cape...

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