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Opposition parties boycott the EVM hackathon by the IEC

Thursday, 18 May, 2017 - 08:45

Opposition parties say they will not participate in what they call a sham where the electoral commission will today showcase an infamous Electronic Voting Machine, supposedly to be used in the 2019 general elections.

BCP spokesperson Dithapelo Keorapetse said they have a case at the high court on the matter therefore the demonstration is running parallel to the legal inquiry before court on the machine.

He says by going ahead with the demonstration, the IEC will be in violation of the sub-prejudice principle and consequently in contempt of court.

Keorapetse added that the IEC should be interdicted from showcasing the EVM.

The electoral commission has invited political parties, IT experts, political analysts, the media civil society and to those with the know how to hack or compromise machines to attend the exhibition.

Meanwhile Bharat Electronics Limited, the manufacturer of the EVM, has reportedly distanced themselves from an invitation to the public by the IEC to hack or tamper with the machine, adding that the facts in the IEC communiqué are false and misrepresenting them.

The Indian firm has not disputed that the machines can be hacked.

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