COVID-19 pandemic threatens 2021 local government elections

As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise, the ANC's national working committee is said to be discussing a possible postponement of next year’s local government election. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - COVID-19 could impact next year's local government elections.

The ANC's National Working Committee is discussing a possible postponement.

ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe says the ANC NWC has reflected on a variety of options including synchronizing of national, provincial and local government elections.

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In March the IEC postponed by-elections due to the pandemic.

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