South African electoral court grants election delay

22 January
Elections in South Africa 2016 (photo credit: GovernmentZA/flickr)
Elections in South Africa 2016 (photo credit: GovernmentZA/flickr)
The Electoral Court has granted the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) an application to postpone the by-elections by another 120 days. The elections were scheduled for January 20, February 3 and 17th across ten municipalities in six provinces. With the implementation of COVID-19 Level 3 Lockdown restrictions, the IEC says the latest regulations curtail political activities which would not make the elections free and fair. [ . . . ] But ActionSA slammed the call for the delay of the 2021 local government elections made by EFF, saying it would generate a constitutional crisis for municipal governments, forcing them to operate “without the mandate they require from South Africans.”
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