The DA welcomes the directive issued by the Constitutional Court today that it will decide our challenge against the IEC bending the rules to favour the ANC, on the basis of the court papers.
This means that the court will not call for oral argument.
This court challenge was initiated by the DA to stop the IEC bending the rules of the Councillor Candidate nominations, to benefit the ANC who missed the deadline of 23 August.
There is precedent in which parties who have previously missed such deadlines have been excluded from the relevant elections
The Court’s directive today that it does not require oral argument before deciding the case, is encouraging.
We look forward to the judgment and we will continue to ensure that state institutions serve all South Africans without fear or favour and do not bend the rules to suit the ANC.
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