Lobby group AfriForum says it will be at the Constitutional Court on Friday to make sure that the local government elections are not postponed to 2022.

This as the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC ) will be seeking to apply for the elections to be postponed as recommended by former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke.

During the hearings, conducted by Justice Moseneke, some political parties called for the postponement of the elections. While others felt the elections should continue on October 27, as set by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

However, AfriForum’s Manager of Local Government Affairs, Morné Mostert, says there is no basis for postponing municipal elections in South Africa.

“There is currently no way for the Constitutional Court to give an order of postponing the municipal elections past the 90 day period as mandated by the constitution. Furthermore, during the public participation process of the IEC, it was not clear that there is no large difference between holding the municipal elections on the 4th week of October versus February 2022.” 

 

Afriforum opposes postponement of local government elections: