Independent elections analyst, Dawie Scholtz, says the commission needs to speak out on a way forward.
“When you think about the potential outcomes of this election there are two distinct scenarios to think about’ the one hypothetical scenario is where the IEC allows the ANC to register its missing candidates in which case we have a normal election; and then the second version is where the ANC does not get to register the missing candidates. It will be very interesting, very unique, and very disruptive election to look forward to. I think in both scenarios it’s actually an extremely uncertain situation for a number of reasons. We’ve also had by-elections stop quite a while ago. We don’t have by-election data and so, it’s very difficult to know what the current trends are in the electorate.”