Elections fever: Politicians answer your questions; party leaders on coalitions; and battles in court

2019-05-02 20:37

GOOD's aunty Pat and Cope's Dennis Bloem sat in News24's hot seat answering questions from you, Why the New Nation Movement is asking the Constitutional Court to postpone May 8 election, and We give you a chance to ask UDM anything.

Here are the top elections stories:

'Please give us a chance. We are incorruptible.' - COPE's Bloem answers your questions

Cope will not promise jobs like all the other parties, will empower people through skills. When you give people skills they can create jobs for other people," Dennis Bloem said.

'Something inherently dangerous about a coalition between ANC and EFF' – Maimane

DA leader Mmusi Maimane says no good can come from a coalition between the EFF and the ANC and insists that the EFF must be investigated in connection with claims that the party benefited from the collapse of VBS Mutual Bank.

'The ANC is in this election to win decisively', not interested in coalitions - Mbalula

The ANC is confident of a decisive victory in the upcoming elections – both nationally and provincially – and has no intention of entering into a coalition. It also plans to cut the DA down "to size" in the Western Cape. This is according to the party's head of elections Fikile Mbalula.

Would you like to ask the UDM a question? Here's your chance!

Still not sure who to vote for come May 8? Would you like to directly ask political leaders a question before casting your vote? Here is your chance.

Next, we have UDM Deputy President and Chief Whip Nqabayomzi Kwankwa in the hot seat.

Nqabayomzi Kwankwa

Why the New Nation Movement is asking the Constitutional Court to postpone May 8 election

Applicants approached the Western Cape High Court on September 17, 2018, seeking an order declaring the Electoral Act unconstitutional as it prevents individual candidates from running for seats in Parliament or provincial legislatures.

IEC to oppose ATC bid in the Electoral Court to have ATM deregistered from elections

The Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) says it will "strongly oppose" a bid from breakaway group African Transformation Council (ATC) which has called for its parent party, the African Transformation Movement (ATM) to be de-registered.

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