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UDM calls for urgent judgement on local government elections postponement

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UDM leader, Bantu Holomisa has called on acting Chief Justice, Raymond Zondo to urgently make a judgement on the matter of the postponement of the local government elections.

On Thursday, 26 August 2021, leader of the United Democratic Movement (UDM), Bantu Holomisa penned an open letter addressed to the acting Chief Justice, Raymond Zondo. Holomisa called on him to urgently announce a judgement on the Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC) application into the postponement of the 2021 local government elections (LGE).

Holomisa pointed out that on Friday, 20 August 2021, the Constitutional Court had reserved judgement on the IEC’s application to have the local government elections postponed to February 2022. He also noted that in the meantime, the IEC and political parties have had to continue on as if the elections are still to take place on Wednesday, 27 October 2021, despite the fact that this could possibly not be the case.

Holomisa further stated that this is causing great stress, financial and otherwise, because as time lapses, more time and money needs to be invested into political party campaigns that he believes could go to waste if elections are to be postponed. Holomisa also expressed that he is sure these inconveniences are true for the IEC too, and has therefore pleaded with Judge Zondo to make a judgement soon.

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Mahlohonolo Lakaje
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