ANC joins IEC Con Court fight over Tlokwe

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is to file an urgent Constitutional Court appeal against the Electoral Court order postponing the Tlokwe by-elections in the North West province.

Last week, the Electoral Court ordered that the IEC postpone the by-elections of the Tlokwe municipality for a period of six weeks.

On Monday, IEC chairperson Glen Mashinini said that at a national scale the Electoral Court order had created a number of uncertainties.

“The commission deliberated on the Electoral Court order of last week in conjunction with the Constitutional Court ruling of November 30, 2015. A number of uncertainties have arisen following the differences in interpretation of the Constitutional Court ruling,” Mashinini told reporters in Pretoria.

He said it was unclear now whether the lack of an address on the voters roll invalidated that particular voter.

The African National Congress (ANC) is also planning to apply to be a friend of the Court on the matter.

Morning Live spoke to ANC’s Deputy Secretary General Jessie Duarte, to clarify their stance.

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