Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) for failing to renew their
the 22 parties include Thami kaPlaatjie’s Pan Africanist Movement, Professor
Themba Sono’s Alliance of Free Democrats (AFD) and the Federal Alliance, which
retired rugby administrator Louis Luyt led a decade ago.
deflected to the ANC last month and Sono is now area head in human resources and
leadership at the University of SA’s Graduate School of Business
citing “poor race relations within the party” before joining Patricia De Lille’s
Independent Democrats (ID).
form the AFD. The parties were deregistered due to failure to renew their
registrations by the end of January, as required by the Electoral Commission
have not been dissolved and that they were continuing to operate, all 22 parties
failed to do so.
legislatures and at local government are required to annually renew their
last year. The level of registration for 19 of the 22 parties was national while
the remaining three campaigned at local government level.
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