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OPINION:

It should come as no surprise that the recommendation by Judge Dikgang Moseneke to postpone the local government elections from October 2021 to February 2022 has received mixed reactions from South Africans. He is of the view that the Independent Electoral Commission must wait until the country reaches a high level of herd immunity to Covid-19.

Everyone seems to agree that his reasoning makes sense because saving lives should be prioritised. If the vaccination roll-out continues at its current snail’s pace and the rampant flouting of Covid-19 prevention protocols is not curbed, hosting the elections later this year could plunge this country into a fourth Covid-19 wave.

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