The IEC says it has put measures in place to ensure the polls don’t turn into superspreader events.
Voting was set down for March but had to be rescheduled for 11 November due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Like most entities, we had to adjust we have to adjust activities to give voice to the people without turning the election into superspreader event,” said Masego Shiburi, IEC deputy manager.
“There will be a slightly varied voting process and we will enforce social distancing and provide PPE for our staff.”
The IEC says these by-elections will serve as a dress rehearsal for the 2021 local government polls.
It comes amid intense debate on whether the local government and general elections should be combined in 2024.
Political parties have only weeks left to win the hearts and minds of voters.
In Other News – Police colonel shot dead as he was leaving to attend the funeral in Limpopo
The station commander of the Groblersdal police station, Colonel Lebyane Jeffrey Seroka, 57, was shot and killed by unknown suspects in front of his house at Maganagobuswa village at about 4.30 am on Saturday morning as he was making his way to a funeral.
According to Limpopo police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, the suspects then took Seroka’s vehicle, a white Toyota Hilux, and fled from the scene.
The vehicle was later found abandoned along the Denilton-Maklerekeng road. learn more
Source – eNCA