ConCourt dismisses DA's bid to stop reopening of candidate lists
- The ConCourt has ruled on the validity of the IEC’s decision to reopen candidate nominations ahead of the November polls
- The apex court on Monday dismissed the DA's application to challenge the reopening of candidate lists
- Political parties and independents have until 5pm on Tuesday 21 September to submit their list of candidates
(2/2) The Democratic Alliance’s application is dismissed. (CCT 245/21 Democratic Alliance v Electoral Commission of South Africa v Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs and Others) pic.twitter.com/ILqKm3jJ1y— Constitutional Court (@ConCourtSA) September 20, 2021
The Constitutional Court has ruled that the decision to reopen the candidate registration process for the upcoming local government elections was lawful and valid.
The ConCourt deliver judgment on Monday morning.
The apex court dismissed the DA's application challenging the IEC’s decision to reopen candidate lists after it was forced to amend the elections timetable.
Parties and independents now have another chance to submit names of councillor candidates to contests the local government elections on 1 November.
The reopening of the candidate nomination process will be a great relief for the ANC after it missed the initial deadline.
The nomination of candidates for the municipal elections closes on 21 September at 5pm.
Source : Boikhutso Ntsoko/Eyewitness News