The Democratic Alliance (DA)’s mayoral candidate for Cape Town, Geordin Hill-Lewis has welcomed the Constitutional Court’s decision that the October 27th local government elections will go ahead as scheduled.

On Friday, the court dismissed the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC)’s application to postpone the elections to February next year.

Hill-Lewis says they are ready for the elections.

“Cape Town works and now is our opportunity to do so much more. To get more done for our residents, so that everyone can live a life of dignity. To get more done so that more people can get into work because Cape Town is the easiest place on the continent to do business. To fight for the ending of load shedding and safer communities for everyone,” he explains.

Earlier, party leader John Steenhuisen said political parties must adapt to the new normal and must continue with the elections.

Speaking to the SABC, Steenhuisen says they welcome the ruling: