A video where Free-State secretary general, Ace magashule is seen handing over money to a woman after opening a fridge with no food has been doing rounds on social media.
Opposition parties have criticised Magashule and accused the party of buying votes. Meanwhile the Democratic Alliance has laid a complaint against the African National Congress secretary-general for giving a woman R400 during their door to door campaign in Cape Town on Saturday.
The DA’s Mike Moriarty said the party wants the commission to investigate whether Magashule flouted the electoral code of conduct. He said if the ANC leader is found guilty, they intend to refer the matter to the Electoral Court.
“What has happened here is that there is a clause in the code of conduct which says you cannot offer an inducement in return for a vote, and that’s what Mr. Magashule has done and we understand he has done it multiple times.”
IEC Commissioner Mosotho Moepya was quoted saying offering voter cash could be in violation of the law. However, the IEC said it could only confirm receipt of the DA complaint on Monday (April, 15).