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Legal battle between Tlokwe independents and IEC continues in ConCourt

Independent candidates in Tlokwe have taken the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to court over obtaining voters' addresses ahead of the municipal elections.

In the Constitutional Court, candidates claim that if the IEC doesn’t have to obtain the addresses of voters before this year's local government elections, they will be breaking the law.

According to EWN's Gia Nicolaides, IEC lawyers have argued that millions of registered South Africans were put on the voters roll before the law on address registration was implemented in 2003.

Nicolaides says that IEC legal representative Wim Trengove has defended the credibility of the voters roll.

Meanwhile, Constitutional Rights expert Phephelaphi Dube says that the country's political landscape has created a breeding ground for competing interests.

Dube explains that ward councillors want to ensure that South Africans are voting in their local regions ahead of the municipal elections in August.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report:

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