What does the IEC need to prove in court to have October's elections postponed? We ask the experts

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The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) said it would urgently approach the courts with an application to postpone the local government elections. 

This, after a report by retired deputy chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke found that it would not be possible to have free and fair elections, initially scheduled for 27 October, and proposed it be postponed to February 2022. 

READ | IEC to approach courts to postpone October's municipal elections

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