Eric Naki
Political Editor
1 minute read
23 Jul 2021
5:03 am

Could postponement of elections rob SA of chance to purge corrupt politicians?

Eric Naki

'What guarantee do we have that the situation shall have changed in February or June next year?'

Voters in line at the Northfield Methodist church in Benoni on voting day, 8th May 2019. Picture: Neil McCartney

With the local government elections likely to be postponed after retired Deputy Chief Justice Moseneke proposed that to the Electoral Commission of South Africa, some political parties, like ActionSA, have found time to fine-tune their candidate selection systems to make them more democratic. But political analyst Prof Lesiba Teffo questioned the rationale behind the likely postponement of the polls, saying voters had enough of corrupt and incompetent councillors. “What guarantee do we have that the situation shall have changed in February or June next year? What about those who expected to part ways with incompetent and corrupt councillors? “Why and...