Party jostling drags in IEC credibility

12 September 2021 - 00:00 By Franny Rabkin

Whatever direction the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) took on the vexed issue of reopening candidate nominations, it was going to be hauled to court; there is just so much at stake.

The commission’s decision to reopen the candidate nomination process for the November 1 local government elections was a lifeline for the ANC, which had failed — through its own fault, it admitted — to nominate candidates for a staggering number of seats before the strictly enforced cut-off...

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