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Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) staff members empty the ballot box at the Brixton Recreational Centre voting station in Brixton, Johannesburg, as part of the vote for South African general elections. (Michele Spatari / AFP)
Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) staff members empty the ballot box at the Brixton Recreational Centre voting station in Brixton, Johannesburg, as part of the vote for South African general elections. (Michele Spatari / AFP)

Melanie Verwoerd writes that EFF leader Julius Malema has a point in asking for the local government elections to be postponed.

Last week, at a press conference, Julius Malema proposed that the local government elections be postponed because of the Covid pandemic.

He also suggested that the elections be held back until 2024 to coincide with the national and provincial elections.

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