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EFF calls on IEC to halt election activities until Moseneke finalisation

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The EFF has noted the postponement of the voter registration weekend by the IEC, but is calling for the commission to halt election activities until the Moseneke inquiry has concluded.

On Thursday, 8 July 2021, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) issued a statement noting the decision by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to postpone the voter registration weekend to Saturday, 31 July 2021. However, the EFF also stated that the commission was unashamedly pursuing its election programmes, even though the review chaired by the former Deputy Chief Justice, Dikgang Moseneke, has not yet completed its work on the feasibility, freeness and fairness of the local government elections set for 27 October 2021.

The EFF further stated that not only is the IEC’s enthusiasm a way to impress President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Administration, which it believes is adamant on sitting elections even though they may result in loss of life. Moreover, it views it as a deliberate attempt to undermine the integrity and work of the review chaired by Moseneke.

The party also warned the IEC in the statement, stating that should it want to stubbornly persist with the local government elections, it will not remain locked and will be taking it on, under lockdown or no lockdown. It called on the IEC to desist and withdraw from all election activities until the Moseneke inquiry finalisation.

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