The GOOD Party is expected to launch its manifesto in Johannesburg on Sunday ahead of the Local Government Elections. Political parties are gearing up for elections on November 1.
This follows a Constitutional Court judgment that dismissed the IEC’s request for the elections to be postponed to February next year.
This after former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke released a report in which he recommended the postponement saying the elections would not be free and fair in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic.
It’s the party’s first contestation in the Local Government Elections since its birth in 2018.
The party’s leader Patricia de Lille has announced the party’s Brett Herron as Mayoral candidate for the City of Cape Town and is expected to announce the municipalities and other metros the party is expected to contest in.
In the 2019 national elections, the party received over 70 000 votes, giving it two seats in Parliament. It’s expected to have an impact in Cape Town after De Lille served as its Mayor from 2011 until resigning in 2018.
South Africa, are you ready for Round 2?
Today at 11:30, Aunty Pat will announce GOOD’s mayoral candidates in several municipalities across South Africa.
— GOOD (@ForGoodZA) September 12, 2021
SABC News reporter Zoleka Qodashe is in Sandton for the GOOD party’s manifesto launch: