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How the Tlokwe by-elections delay affects local government elections

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) cancelled all the by-elections that were scheduled to be held today in Tlokwe.

The electoral court ruled that by-elections in tlokwe could not go ahead because the voters roll for that election was not complete and did not include the addresses of potential voters.

Stephen Grootes spoke to Director of the Centre for the Study of Democracy at Rhodes University and the University of Johannesburg, Steven Friedman about how this decision by IEC will affect the local government elections this year.

Listen to the conversation below:


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