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Parties face hefty fines over posters

2014-05-21 08:12

Pretoria - Political parties will be fined if they do not remove campaign posters before the deadline given by municipality by-laws.

In Pretoria political parties had until Saturday to remove their posters, the City of Tshwane said on Tuesday.

"We call upon the various political parties to please ensure that they have removed their posters by 24 May 2014, whereafter they will receive letters informing them to remove such with a final seven-day notice," city spokesperson Blessing Manale said.

"We believe that political parties should act responsibly and remove their posters as the cost of such being done by the municipality comes at a huge costs."

He said the municipality would fine political parties R500 per poster if it has to remove the posters on the parties' behalf.

Municipal by-laws

The Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) said the removal was regulated by municipal by-laws.

"The IEC is not involved at all," spokesperson Kate Bapela said.

The City of Cape Town said political parties had 10 days to remove campaign posters.

According to standard election rules, parties had until last Saturday to remove the posters, city spokesperson Priya Reddy said.

"However, after discussions, we have decided to give the parties a few extra days' grace to remove posters before we get our contractors to start removing them.

"We will start removing all election posters from Thursday 22nd May," she said.

If parties failed to do so in Cape Town they would be fined R88.40 per poster or R126.90 per pasted poster removed.

Grace period

The City of Johannesburg said it had been in consultation with various political parties regarding the posters.

"A penalty for illegal posters is R1 000 per illegal poster," it said.

"According to the by-laws, there is a seven-day grace period to remove all political party posters."

However, the city council was yet to announce a final deadline for the removal of all election posters.

The eThekwini council in Durban gave parties three months to remove their posters. Failing this the municipality would remove them and claim R50 per poster, spokesperson Tozi Mthethwa said.

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