The date for local government elections has been gazetted, now what? 5 things you need to know

In a report released last month, judge Dikgang Moseneke recommended postponement of the elections to February next year.

2021-08-04 03:12:00 PM

In a report released last month, judge Dikgang Moseneke recommended postponement of the elections to February next year.

In a report released last month, judge Dikgang Moseneke recommended postponement of the elections to February next year.

04 August 2021 - 12:30Cogta minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says municipalities will remain in governance until new leadership is elected after the polls. File picture.Image:Simphiwe NkwaliThe proclamation of local government elections on Oct. 27 is not meant to contradict recommendations contained in the report by judge Dikgang Moseneke, co-operative governance and traditional affairs (Cogta) minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said on Tuesday. 

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Briefing the media on the local government elections, Dlamini-Zuma said the proclamation would enable the Electoral Commission (IEC) to approach the Constitutional Court with a request for a postponement of the elections.In May the IEC appointed Moseneke to investigate whether the elections would be free and fair if held later this year during the Covid-19 pandemic. In a report released last month, Moseneke recommended postponement of the elections to February next year.

Here are five important things to know from the minister’s address: Municipalities will remain in governance until after the elections Dlamini-Zuma said municipalities will remain in governance until new leadership is elected after the polls. headtopics.com

“The law says the municipal councils will continue to function until new ones are elected. This means that if the ConCourt allows the postponement, the councils will continue.”Should the 2021 local government elections be postponed?Cogta acted on legal advice 

The minister said the decision to gazette Oct. 27 as the date for the elections was advised by a legal expert.“It was important for us to know what to do in light of judge  Moseneke’s report. Legal counsel was very clear there is no order to postpone the elections. We don't have the powers to postpone the elections, and neither does the IEC.”

Apex court will decideIf the apex court agrees with the postponement of the elections, as proposed in the Moseneke report, the government will have no choice but to oblige, the minister said. Read more: Times LIVE »

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