Elections: Covid-19 poses severe health risk to voters, Moseneke inquiry hears

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How could the pandemic affect elections in SA?
How could the pandemic affect elections in SA?
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Holding local government elections on 27 October is likely to be bad for the health of voters, an inquiry headed by retired deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke has heard. 

Making oral submissions on the first day of the hearings that will form the basis of Moseneke's submission on whether the elections could be free and fair in pandemic conditions, doctor Aslam Dasoo from the Progressive Health Forum said elections in October would be risky.

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