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Technicalities stand in way of FF Plus's bid to have BLF deregstired

29 April 2019 4:55 PM
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The court action comes after the IEC denied condonation, saying FF+ missed 30-day objection period.

The Freedom Front Plus and Black First Land First have appeared in the Johannesburg High Court to present their arguments as the FF+ fights to have the BLF deregistered.

The court action comes after the IEC denied the FF+ condonation saying it missed the 30 day period.

Lawyers for the party insist that the registration of the BLF was not gazetted - denying it the opportunity to object within the stipulated 30 day period.

Eyewitness News reporter Kgomotso Modise has more on the story. She explains what the ruling is about.

There was an application gazetted by the IEC and 14 days for parties to raise their concerns. That period lapsed and no one came forward. Then there is 30 days that goes on after the registration to raise concerns. What happened hear is that the IEC did not gazette the registration, the application of the BLF was gazetted but the registration was not gazetted.

Kgomotso Modise, Reporter - EWN

The FF+ says they didn't know when the 30 days starts so they did not know when to oppose this.

Kgomotso Modise, Reporter - EWN

They say allow us to oppose this anyway so the BLF does not compete in the elections.

Kgomotso Modise, Reporter - EWN

Judge Henry Mbha ruled that the IEC’s failure to gazette the BLF’s registration was wrong.

Mbha also ruled that the IEC gazette the BLF’s registration as a political party.

The 30-day mark will begin when it is gazetted and then the FF+ will know when to make their application for the BLF not to exist as a political party.

Kgomotso Modise, Reporter - EWN

Click on the link below to hear the full report...


29 April 2019 4:55 PM
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Freedom Front Plus FF
Black First Land First
BLF

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