South Africa News

Delaying elections by more than four months will undermine people’s rights, says IEC

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) told Parliament on Friday that postponing the local government elections by more than four months would undermine the “democratic project” and the political rights of South Africans.

A panel led by Justice Dikgang Moseneke recommended polls be moved to no later than February because “it is not reasonably possible or likely” to hold free and fair elections in October.

IEC deputy CEO Masego Sheburi took members of the home affairs committee through some of the matters raised in the Moseneke report.

He said according to submissions received by the inquiry, all indications were that more people would be vaccinated by February with fewer hospitalizations and deaths.

However, the country must be careful not to go down a slippery slope of postponing for too long.

Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said other African countries have only held elections, because of low infection numbers.

-EWN

In other news – Inno Matijane strikes again, this time with his thick th!ghs – Photo leaves straight men questioning their s.e.xuality

Influencer, recording artist, and The Way Ngingakhona reality star Innocent ‘Inno’ Matijane has done it again. The media personality recently sent the Twitter streets into a frenzy with his bootylicious snap.

Innocent Matijane

His pic had a lot of straight men boldly admitting that they would date him, while others asked why their girlfriends did not look like Inno. Women, on the other hand, were envious of his body, saying they wish they were just as hot. Learn More