Eric Naki
Political Editor
2 minute read
1 Jun 2021
5:45 am

More calls for elections to be put on hold, as SA goes back to level 2

Eric Naki

The EFF has accused the ANC-led government of wanting to retain power by manipulation using the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lines at the voting station in Saulsville in Attidgeville, Tshwane. South African voted today in the 6th general elections since 1994 after the end of Apartheid. (Photo by Gallo Images / Alet Pretorius)

The return of South Africa to adjusted alert level 2 to contain the spread of Covid-19 has given impetus to calls for the October local government elections to be postponed. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), the main advocate for the shelving of the polls, has demanded the elections, scheduled for 27 October, be postponed. The Red Berets, which favours the implementation of stricter regulations against Covid-19, accused the ANC-led government of wanting to retain power by manipulation using the pandemic. ALSO READ: EFF concerned about further restrictions on gatherings ahead of local govt elections The Congress of South African Trade...