Herman Mashaba | Do not postpone local government elections

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South African voters have to give political parties a fresh mandate every five years. Postponing this year’s local government elections will leave corrupt people in charge for longer. Picture: Tebogo Letsie
South African voters have to give political parties a fresh mandate every five years. Postponing this year’s local government elections will leave corrupt people in charge for longer. Picture: Tebogo Letsie

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To do so will be unconstitutional and, by proposing this, the ANC and EFF are interfering with the country’s democracy, writes Herman Mashaba.

At a press conference last week, EFF leader Julius Malema called for this year’s local government elections to be delayed. His chief henchman, Floyd Shivambu, said the EFF intended to bring a motion before Parliament for the Constitution to be amended to pave the way for this delay.

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