FF Plus welcomes Constitutional Court’s ruling on government elections
3 September 2021
The FF Plus welcomes the Constitutional Court's ruling that the local government elections must go ahead as determined by the relevant Constitutional provisions. The deadline is 1 November 2021.
The ruling is a victory for constitutional democracy in the country. If the elections had been postponed, it would have set a dangerous precedent.
The fact that the Constitutional Court declared the proclamation on the elections by the Minister of Cooperative governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, invalid and set it aside puts immense pressure on the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) and political parties.
It means that registrations, the voters' roll and candidate nominations will all have to be re-opened, but it is nearly impossible to accomplish that in the short period of time left.