Electoral reform | Welcoming independent MPs

With only six months left to amend the country’s electoral laws, Cabinet has opted to go with a so-called minimalist approach that would avoid the country being carved up into constituencies. eNCA's Lindsay Dentlinger reports. Courtesy #DStv403

CAPE TOWN - Parliament is racing against the clock to give effect to a Constitutional Court ruling that will allow independents to be elected as National Assembly MPs.

But some opposition parties say the option they have been presented with, will defeat the purpose of demanding greater accountability from elected representatives.

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It will avoid MPs being elected directly from constituencies.

The bill was presented to Parliament on Tuesday by Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.

* eNCA's Lindsay Dentlinger reports.


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