Rorisang Kgosana
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6 Sep 2021
6:00 am

Electoral process unlikely to start over, says expert

Rorisang Kgosana

The Constitutional Court on Friday dismissed the IEC’s application that the local government elections be postponed.

Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi casts his vote in Ulundi during the 2016 Local Government Elections on August 3, 2016 in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. Picture: Gallo Images / The Times / Thuli Dlamini

As confusion still reigns in the wake of the Constitutional Court judgement that local government elections are to proceed as planned for October, the Electoral Commission (IEC) would today clarify the situation as to whether there might be a glimmer of hope for the ANC and other parties to resubmit their nominees lists. The apex court on Friday dismissed the IEC’s application that the local government elections be postponed to next year on the grounds that the Covid pandemic. But while parties such as the ANC hoped for a postponement to get their lists in order, it was not yet...