ANALYSIS | Paul Kariuki: Elections 2021: No more empty promises. Parties must deliver

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Political parties need to be aware that in the upcoming municipal elections, the electorate will be standing up to make their voices heard by those who govern and, if they not heard, parties may find themselves on the backfoot come the next election, writes Paul Kariuki.

Last Friday, the Constitutional court dismissed an application by the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC). The application sought to postpone the upcoming local government elections to next year, following an independent review process commissioned by the electoral body to determine whether it was plausible to conduct a free and fair election in a pandemic.

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