The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will brief the nation on developments with regards to the 2021 local government elections at 16:00 today, Tuesday 03 August 2021.
The Independent Electoral Commission received the final report of the Inquiry from former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke which found that it will not be possible to hold free and fair Local Government Elections – scheduled for 27 October 2021 – as it will put more lives in danger.
Justice Moseneke recommended the elections be held no later than February next year.
“The postponement of the elections will save lives,” he said, adding that large groups during this time of the pandemic are inclined to become super spreaders.
He said COVID-19 will remain a threat until most of the population has been vaccinated.
Meanwhile, The IEC said it will approach the constitutional or electoral court to seek advice the recommendation of Moseneke report postponing the elections
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