Elections won’t be free and fair under current COVID-19 restrictions: ACM

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African Content Movement (ACM) President, Hlaudi Motsoeneng says should the elections take place in October, they will not be deemed to be free and fair.

Motsoeneng says the elections won’t be free and fair under current COVID-19 restrictions.

He was speaking in Qwaqwa in the Free State, where his party was nominating candidates for the upcoming elections.

Motsoeneng says he has not submitted the list of preferred candidates to the IEC. In his address to his supporters in Ward 19, Qwaqwa, Motsoeneng said elections should take place in February next year as proposed.

“We didn’t give IEC our candidates., reason simple, we can’t impose candidates of the community. We are waiting for the Constitutional Court, and I believe they will rule in favour of the IEC. If the Constitutional Court, they proceed with elections in October, after those elections we are going to challenge them,” says Motsoeneng.

Motsoeneng says residents of Qwaqwa deserve better services.

“I want to make sure that people of Maluti-a-Phofung are employed. I want investors to come and invest in Maluti-a-Phofung. Secondly, I want to make sure there is electricity – proper electricity. Thirdly I want water within 6 months,” says Motsoeneng.

Some residents believe the ACM party will bring the change they want.

“We want computers in our schools, water and electricity. We believe in him, says a resident.

“Because he is from here we trust that he will do things better,” says another resident.

Motsoeneng plans to continue his campaign in different wards in Qwaqwa.