Election date set for 27 October pending court decision

The date for the 2021 local government elections will officially be gazetted as 27 October, but come that day, you may not be able to make your mark. The IEC wants the Constitutional Court to delay the polls until February. #eNCA Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The date for local government elections will remain 27 October up until a court rules otherwise.

That's according to Cogta Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who says the date will be officially gazetted as required by the Constitution.

WATCH: IEC to ask court to postpone polls

The IEC is approaching the courts to ask for a delay in the elections.

An inquiry led by former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke found that holding elections in October would not be free and fair.

WATCH: IEC adopts postponement of polls

Dlamini-Zuma said service delivery shouldn't be affected if the local government elections don't go ahead in October.

She said current municipal councils will remain in place should there be a postponement.

eNCA's Govan Whittles reports. Courtesy of #DStv403


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