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Should the BLF have been deregistered, asks Eusebius and callers?

6 November 2019 11:36 AM
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Eusebius McKaiser engages debates the rules or deregistering a political party in the country with callers.

The Black First Land First (BLF) has lost its bid to appeal its deregistration at the Electoral Court on Tuesday.

In June, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) ruled in favour of the Freedom Front Plus to have the party officially removed from the list of the country's political parties.

Eusebius McKaiser engages callers on the open line to find out whether the BLF should have been deregistered or allowed to be on the list of political parties.

Do you think the rules that we have in place for who can and can't register a political party are acceptable rules or we need to be more flexible?

Eusebius McKaiser, Show host

The beef with BLF that other parties had, and the complaint by Freedom Front Plus in this particular case, is that their membership threshold is racist because it is unconstitutional by saying only black people can be members of the party.

Eusebius McKaiser, Show host

Do you think they should leave it to you and me to show in the voting booth what we think of that party? What is the right way?

Eusebius McKaiser, Show host

Greg in Centurion says he agrees with the ruling to deregister the BLF.

I think it is a very simple way of looking at it. If it was a white party that excluded other races would that be acceptable and I think the answer is a simple no.

Greg, Caller

The question we have is should we let such a party be on the ballot paper, and just say for argument sake it wins the election. Whose interests is it going to advance and at the expense of who?

Tito, Caller

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6 November 2019 11:36 AM
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