South Africa's Constitutional Court hears challenge to Electoral Act

15 August
Constitutional Court of South Africa (photo credit: Yvonne/flickr)
Constitutional Court of South Africa (photo credit: Yvonne/flickr)
Lawyers representing the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) have argued that Section 19 of the Constitution – used as a basis for a court challenge lodged by the New Nation Movement (NNM) – does not allow an independent candidate to run in national and provincial elections. Advocate Steven Budlender argued in the Constitutional Court on Thursday: “Our submission is that Section 19 allows you to run for office in terms of the system that is in place.
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