The application to halt the reopening of the councilor candidate registration by the Democratic Alliance (DA) has been dismissed by the Constitutional Court of South Africa (CONCOURT).
The apex court made the decision on Monday morning, stating that the reopening of the candidate list was lawful.
Sequel to the ruling by the apex court, the Electoral Commission had reopened registration shortly after an order was made by the CONCOURT to commence the municipal polls this year.
SurgeZirc gathered that the Democratic Alliance (DA) opposed the decision of the Electoral Commissions’ to reopen registration stating that it was unlawful and highly beneficial to the ruling party (African National Congress), who has initially missed the 23 August deadline.
In what has become a heated battle between political parties and the Independent Electoral Commission, there seem to be more imminent controversies before the November poll.
Political parties will now have until 5 pm on Tuesday to register candidates.