Electoral Commission's Chief Officer opts not to renew contract

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Pretoria - Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) at the Electoral Commission, Mosotho Moepya, has opted not to renew his contract with the commission.

“The Electoral Commission announces with regret the conclusion of the contract of Chief Electoral Officer Mr Mosotho Moepya with effect from midnight tonight,” said the Commission on Friday.

In a statement, the Commission said Moepya, who has served the Commission for over 18 years, elected not to take up the offer to renew his contract.

“Mr Moepya has been with the Electoral Commission for more than 18 years and served with distinction as Chief Electoral Officer for the past five years, overseeing both the 2014 National and Provincial elections and the recent 2016 Municipal Elections,” it said.

Deputy Chief Electoral Officer Sy Mamabolo has been appointed acting CEO while the due process to appoint a replacement CEO is undertaken.

“The Commission wishes Mr Moepya well in his future endeavours and would like to express the gratitude on behalf of the Electoral Commission for his many years of service, professionalism and dedication to the institution and to deepening electoral democracy both in South Africa and beyond our country’s borders through various bilateral and multilateral forums,” said the Commission. – SAnews.gov.za

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