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Movement seeks ConCourt nod for independents to contest national elections

15 August 2019 4:46 PM
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The Electoral Act states that national elections can only be contested through a political party.

The New Nation Movement wants a section of the Electoral Act to be declared unconstitutional.

Represented by Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, the movement says the electoral law makes it mandatory to contest national elections only through a political party and that goes against international laws that the country subscribes to.

Eyewitness News reporter Nthakoana Ngatane gives a summary of the Constitutional Court proceedings.

Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi argued that the constitution does clarify who can and can't contest elections. It specifically says any South African adult should be able to contest elections.

Nthakoana Ngatane, Reporter - Eyewitness News

The electoral law says that you an only contest election as a political party.

Nthakoana Ngatane, Reporter - Eyewitness News

The applicants go as far as saying if the IEC loses they must pay costs.

Nthakoana Ngatane, Reporter - Eyewitness News

Listen to the full interview below...


This article first appeared on 702 : Movement seeks ConCourt nod for independents to contest national elections


15 August 2019 4:46 PM
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