Institute of Election Management Services in Africa (IEMSA) chair, Terry Tselane says the Electoral Code of Conduct is there to regulate the relationship and conduct of political parties during elections.

He says it plays a critical role in setting the scene for a free and fair election. Tselane adds “the contravention thereof is seen in a very serious light”.

On Friday morning, political parties pledged to uphold the Electoral Code of Conduct ahead of the upcoming 1 November local government polls as a show of commitment to a free and fair election. With just a month to go before the polls, parties are out to convince voters that their manifesto promise is what will bring effective service delivery to the electorate.

Terry Tselane gives a detailed explanation on what the electoral code of conduct entails: