The IFP has welcomed the findings of the Moseneke Inquiry into ensuring free and fair elections, calling for the postponement due to the COVID-19 third wave.
The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), on Tuesday, 20 July 2021, welcomed the findings of the Moseneke Inquiry. The party welcomed the tabling of the report and the recommendations calling for the postponement of the upcoming local government elections (LGE) by former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke. The IFP stated that it appreciates the inquiry’s pragmatism in issuing its findings a day earlier than promised.
The IFP also stated that it is in agreement that the third wave of the pandemic, as well as the recent civil unrest in certain parts of the country, along with the lethargic roll out of vaccines, would certainly deny the people a free and fair chance to participate in elections. The IFP further stated that the health and safety of the people must always come first. The IFP reiterated its call for the LGE to be postponed to May 2022, but has welcomed the proposed recommendation of February 2022.
The party stated that it wishes to put it on record that it fully supports free and fair elections wherein the majority of South Africans can participate, however, it believes that a conducive environment for registration and voting must be created for voters.
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"Considering the LGE being postponed, we trust the necessary amendments will be made to relook at the dates for the upcoming voter registration weekend, scheduled for 31 July – 1 August." – Narend Singh, MP @IECSouthAfrica pic.twitter.com/m3QtcuWuBg
— Inkatha Freedom Party (@IFPinParliament) July 20, 2021