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EFF to join ConCourt case against IEC decision to reopen candidate registrations

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The EFF has announced that it will be joining the Constitutional Court’s case opposing the IEC’s decision to reopen candidate registrations, calling this a disregard for the court’s directive.

On Thursday, 9 September 2021, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) issued a statement confirming that it would be joining the Constitutional Court case brought on by the opposition. The case is to oppose what it has referred to as the Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC) reckless, partisan and patently unlawful decision to reopen councillor candidate registrations for the upcoming local government elections.

The EFF called the IEC’s decision unlawful and a direct defiance and disregard for the Constitutional Court directive that the election timetable, published by the commission on 4 August 2021, remains applicable. The EFF further stated that it had long warned of the IEC slowly degenerating and risking the legality of South Africa’s democratic dispensation. The opposition also conveyed that its joining of the court’s challenge is in no means its way of winning elections by technicalities, but is solely for the purpose of ensuring equal and consistent application of the law across all the political parties.

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Mahlohonolo Lakaje
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