There is no basis 'to ask for a postponement of the elections' - IEC chair

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Elections will go ahead later this year, with or without vaccines, according to the IEC.
Elections will go ahead later this year, with or without vaccines, according to the IEC.
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Covid-19 vaccines are not a prerequisite, rather a nice-to-have, for local government elections, according to the Electoral Commission of South Africa's (IEC) chair, Glen Mashinini.

He said, as things stand, there is no basis to postpone the upcoming vote. 

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced, but did not proclaim, the date of the elections to be 27 October. 

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