Employee responsible for unauthorised release of candidate nomination list fired

The Independent Electoral Commission announced on Monday that the internal investigation into the unauthorised circulation of candidate lists was underway to establish the circumstances of the circulation and the person or persons responsible.

Following a preliminary investigation into the allegations, the Electoral Commission can confirm that the involved employee’s contract of employment has been terminated. The official had rights to access the system and reports but was not authorised to distribute or circulate the information. The official is from one of the local offices of the Commission.

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The motive for the unauthorised circulation will be pursued as part of the ongoing investigation. “While this incident is regrettable, our actions demonstrate our commitment to transparency and accountability. The Electoral Commission maintains the highest level of integrity, ethics, and professionalism. Any behaviour that violates our code of conduct or undermines the credibility of the organisation cannot be tolerated,” said Chief Electoral Officer, Sy Mamabolo.


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