Brendan Seery
Deputy Editor
3 minute read
8 Nov 2021
8:00 am

Recreation of events at a secret room in IEC results operations centre

Brendan Seery

Audio recordings provided by informant using the handle RET, offer interesting discussions by Cyril, John, Juju, Herman... at the IEC results centre

A view of the stage at the beginning of the announcement of the results of the 2021 municipal elections athe the IEC results center in Pretoria, 4 November 2021. Picture: Jacques Nelles

The following is a recreation of events at a secret room in the IEC results operations centre (ROC) in Tshwane after the local government election result. It is based on audio recordings provided to us by an informant, who goes by the pseudonym Roderick Edward Turnbull, but he (or she) prefers to use the handle RET… There is the sound of bottles being opened, corks being popped and what RET has identified as shoes being kicked off. There is also much laughter and people greeting each other. “Juju, please check that the doors are closed. We don’t want any journalists...