Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says she is bound by the Constitution and other legal statutes to timeously proclaim the date of the local government elections.
Dlamini-Zuma was briefing the media on developments with regards to the poll which is scheduled for 27 October 2021.
She says her proclaiming the date of the election, which will be gazetted today, does not contradict the recommendations of the Moseneke Inquiry that elections should be deferred to February next year nor their acceptance by the Independent Electoral Commission.
“The minister is bound to fulfill her statutory and constitutional obligation to timeously proclaim the election date for the elections. There is currently no court order that would excuse the minister from fulfilling her constitutional and statutory obligation. If the minister is forced to proclaim the election date before judgment of a Constitutional Court she may explain that she has been advised to do so to fulfill her constitutional and statutory obligations.” Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s briefing on elections :