Local elections to go ahead on 27 October as planned: ConCourt

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The Constitutional Court has ruled that the October local government elections will go ahead as planned or lastest on the 1st of November. This will basically mean the African National Congress (ANC) has missed out on registering some of its candidates which it failed to register last month.

Several parties including the ANC, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), and the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) have supported the IEC application to have the elections postponed.

The commission adopted Retired Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke’s report calling for elections to be postponed saying under the current Covid-19 climate the elections won’t be free and fair.

Constitutional expert Pierre de Vos joins SABC News for a discussion on the ConCourt’s decision:

The apex court has also instructed the IEC to determine within three days if it is possible to hold another voter registration weekend.