Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) advocate for postponement local government elections to 2024
By Jimmy Masombuka
Buhlebesizwe 2 – COVID – 19 pandemic changes from normal contexts to abnormal including the political fraternity. In South Africa, the mood of local government elections kicks in as they were expected to be held between August and November 2021. The term of office of South African councillors come to end. Communities in various spheres were expected to elect councils for all district, metropolitan and local municipalities in each of the nine provinces.
Julius Malema, the EFF leader emphasised the fact that if the elections continue will be the sense of depriving the opposition parties an opportunity to practice free and fair elections considering the fact that they did not have fair time to campaign for elections. Malema emphasised that the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to champion the postponement processes. “Under the current conditions, there will not be free, fair, transparent, and safe elections in South Africa. Our demand for the postponement of elections does not mean that we are afraid to take the ruling party in different municipalities head-on,” said Malema. The president of a new political party, Action SA, Herman Mashaba said, “to postponed local elections will be unconstitutional. The ANC and EFF are interfering with the country’s democracy.”