The Constitutional Court judgment in the matter between the Electoral Commission (IEC) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) has been delayed. The decision was expected to be made at 3pm on Saturday afternoon.
In a statement, the ConCourt says the judgment will be now be delivered later this afternoon or early this evening.
The official opposition has made an application against the IEC’s re-opening of the submission of the candidates’ list for the local government elections. It says the decision was meant to help the ANC after it failed to register and submit lists of names of its would-be councillors in over 90 municipalities.

Speaking during the voter registration campaign in Soweto, ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa says they will abide by the court’s decision.

“The legal arguments we put forward are good and sound and it is up to the Constitutional Court to issue their own judgment and we will respect whatever judgment the ConCourt comes up with. They are the apex court in our country and which all of us signed on our contract with each other that what the Constitutional Court concludes should be respected and accepted. That is what we’re going to do.”

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