Electoral Amendment Bill: After minister's 'delay', Parliament 'should have done more' - ConCourt

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Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi (Image: GCIS)
Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi (Image: GCIS)

The Constitutional Court slammed Parliament and Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi for dithering in passing amendments to the Electoral Act, to allow independent candidates to stand in provincial and national elections.

Parliament "should have done more" after Motsoaledi delayed the passage of the Electoral Amendment Bill, the apex court found.

However, the court found that it was in the interests of justice to extend Parliament's deadline to pass the Electoral Amendment Act by six months.

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