End Of The Road For Terry Tselane, IEC

FILE PHOTO: Outgoing commissioner and vice-chairperson of IEC, Terry Tselane. PICTURE: Paul Botes, M&G

JOHANNESBURG: They come in to replace Tselane and Bongani Finca and judge Thami Makhanya, whose term ended in April.

Independent Electoral of South Africa (IEC) commissioner and vice-chairperson Terry Tselane is leaving the elections body.

Tselane announced his departure on Twitter on Thursday. His last day is on Friday.

He says after almost 20 years at the IEC, he was moving on to a new beginning.

In August, Parliament’s portfolio committee on home affairs adopted three names to be recommended to the National Assembly for the vacancies on the IEC. The three names recommended are former chief electoral officer Mosotho Moepya, judge Dhayanithie Pillay and Dr Nomsa Praisy Masuku.

The outgoing vice-chair said it was his understanding that President Cyril Ramaphosa had ratified the three names put forward by parliament, which include controversial former chief electoral officer Moepya.

They come in to replace Tselane and Bongani Finca and judge Thami Makhanya, whose term ended in April.

Although a date hasn’t been announced, but there are only a few months left to the 2019 general elections.