The IEC has confirmed that it has received the final report from the Moseneke Inquiry into ensuring free and fair local government elections in the time of COVID-19.
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), on Tuesday, 20 July 2021, confirmed that it had received the final report of the inquiry into ensuring free and fair elections during COVID-19, from former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke. The IEC stated that it would urgently study the report and its recommendations before making final decisions on its implications on the local government elections, scheduled for Wednesday, 27 October 2021.
As part of the process, the commission stated that it will also be consulting with key stakeholders, including political parties via the Political Party Liaison Committee system, as well as various state role players. The commission also stated that it is cognizant of the very little time available to make a final decision, and that with this in mind, it expects to make a final announcement within the coming days.
The IEC further expressed great gratitude to Justice Moseneke and his team for conducting the inquiry under extremely tight timelines necessitated by the constitutional requirement to hold the elections before Monday, 1 November 2021. The commission also stated that a copy of the report will be published on the Moseneke Inquiry website.
See the post below.
The Electoral Commission today received the final report of the Inquiry into Ensuring Free and Fair Elections during Covid-19 from former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke. For the full report and statement visit: https://t.co/EpU8PuuCax pic.twitter.com/QYOsj7UKGo
— IEC South Africa (@IECSouthAfrica) July 20, 2021