Do you be­lieve the IEC is in­de­pen­dent?

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Ally Lim­popo No. Its in­de­pen­dence has al­ways been an is­sue. Paul Oli­fant North­ern Cape Its in­de­pen­dence has al­ways been ques­tion­able. Why doesn’t it make use of trans­par­ent bal­lot boxes so that ev­ery­one can see that they are empty on ar­rival at the vot­ing sta­tion? KJ Moshe­sha Free State I have never be­lieved it was in­de­pen­dent, and I still don’t. When an in­sti­tu­tion de­fends what it fails to recog­nise as its re­spon­si­bil­ity in the high­est court and loses, it is not just em­bar­rass­ing, but shame­ful. Let us re­mem­ber that a thief only be­comes a thief af­ter be­ing caught, and to some of us any rea­son­ing there­after is in­valid. Jack Cooper Gaut­eng It is in a sham­bles, and is dis­hon­est and in­ef­fec­tive. No free and fair elec­tions in fu­ture. Vic­tor North West I don’t be­lieve that the IEC is in­de­pen­dent from po­lit­i­cal in­flu­ence.

Is Hil­lary the best for the White House?

Carol Fitz­patrick East­ern Cape The fact that she has per­se­vered and pre­vailed de­spite threats and in­sults – hurled at her mainly by misog­y­nists but also by women – def­i­nitely makes her brave. She may not be en­tirely trust­wor­thy, but what politi­cian is? She is bang­ing on the door of the White House – what’s not to ad­mire? She has po­lit­i­cal acu­men, knows the nu­ances and she de­serves this chance. Hil­lary is a fighter, not a nar­cis­sis­tic bigot. T Price East­ern Cape She will make a ter­ri­ble pres­i­dent be­cause she is be­holden to the banks and can­not be trusted. Joe Gumbi KwaZulu-Natal With­out be­grudg­ing those who feel strongly about the gen­der of any coun­try’s pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee or pres­i­dent, for me it is about whether or not the elected can­di­date will walk their talk by en­sur­ing – in a prac­ti­cal man­ner – that equal rights are ap­plied for all the cit­i­zenry of a coun­try, in terms of ac­cess to all its ben­e­fits. I do not agree. Peo­ple must be trusted to use their own dis­cre­tion when it comes to what they want to watch on TV. Hlaudi Mot­soe­neng must re­frain from uni­lat­er­ally cen­sor­ing our pub­lic broad­caster.

Hlaudi Mot­soe­neng

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