One South Africa Movement leader, Mmusi Maimane has confirmed that he has been invited by former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke to participate in the Inquiry into Ensuring Free and Fair Local Government Elections during COVID-19.
The inquiry will look at whether or not the upcoming local government elections should take place.
Other issues concerning the elections will also be under the spotlight.
One SA is in favour of the elections taking place in October this year.
Some political parties have voiced their concerns over the elections taking place during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Maimane spoke to the media outside of the Constitutional Court on Friday as the country marked a year since an order to Parliament – that the country’s electoral system must be changed to allow independent candidates to participate in National and Provincial elections.
He says the elections must go ahead.
“We want to be able to make written submissions and we want to make oral submissions. I got confirmation from Justice Moseneke to say, they have invited us now, formally to come and do that. So we are awaiting our date, to be able to come and achieve both those things. Our submissions are done,” says Maimane.
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