IFP meets on postponing local government elections

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IFP president Velenkosini Hlabisa
IFP president Velenkosini Hlabisa

With Covid-19 infections on the rise, the IFP was on Monday locked in a meeting which could see the party adopting a hard line on SA’s upcoming local government elections.

They have been calling for the postponement of the elections, which are scheduled for October, and previously held a meeting with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on the matter.

The IFP is concerned that political parties might not be able to run effective elections campaign during the build up to the October polls.

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