Tuesday, December 09, 2008

IEC rejects ANC’s Application

By Yamkela Xhaso
09 December


The Electoral Court has ruled against the African National Congress today regarding the party’s participating in the bi-elections in the Western Cape tomorrow.

This follows the ruling party’s failure to register the party’s candidates for the by elections of four wards in the Cedeberg Region and eight in the City of Cape Town.

Provincial Electoral Officer in the Western Cape Reverend Courtney Sampson says this is unfortunate for a political party not to participate in an election.

“For us is no victory in something like this”

Reverend Sampson added that the ANC filed papers with the electoral court which were served this morning before the judgement came out. The ANC were asking the electoral court to postpone the election in those two municipalities.

The matter is before the court and “we will wait for the outcome of the court”

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