‘Untenable in law, premature on facts’, IEC tells court of DA application while ANC seeks punitive order

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The IEC announced that voter and candidate registrations would be reopened after the ConCourt dismissed its application to postpone the local government elections until next year.
The IEC announced that voter and candidate registrations would be reopened after the ConCourt dismissed its application to postpone the local government elections until next year.
(Gallo Images / Photo by Dino Lloyd)

Electoral bosses insist the DA's Constitutional Court application to nullify the reopening of candidate registrations for next month's local polls is untenable in law and premature on facts.

Furthermore, the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) described the party's application as an impermissible attempt to have the ConCourt second-guess its decisions.

The ANC, in opposing the case, argued the DA's arguments were "irrational" and that it acted recklessly. 

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