The Electoral Commission (IEC) will approach the electoral court to postpone by-elections scheduled from 18 March as part of its measures to contain the coronavirus.
IEC chief electoral officer Sy Mamobolo says they will be filing papers with the electoral court on Tuesday.
We are busy drafting an application, the intention really is to ask the court for a postponement beyond the 90 day period.— Sy Mamabolo, Chief electoral officer - Electoral Commission
The Electoral Commission will urgently approach the Electoral Court to postpone all scheduled #ByElections as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Affected by-elections: 18 March, 8 & 29 April, & 13 May. https://t.co/ZUSkcNVVFW— IEC South Africa (@IECSouthAfrica) March 16, 2020
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