DA welcomes Electoral Court's decision on precedent-setting KZN by-election
12 May 2022
The DA in KwaZulu-Natal welcomes the judgment handed down by the Electoral Court regarding a by-election in Ward 13, Umdoni after the party had to drag the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to court to do its job.
The by-election was originally scheduled to take place on the 23rd of February 2022.
After the registration weekend was held in January 2022, the DA identified 235 people that had registered to vote that we believed did not reside in the ward.
In a ward that the DA had won in the local government elections in November 2021 by 37 votes, it was our contention that the risk of “bussing” in voters was extremely high and that a certain political party would attempt to register voters who did not reside in the ward in an attempt to win the ward.