The IFP is once again at the forefront in protecting the rights of all voters in the country in an effort to protect the Electoral System of South Africa.
The IFP will on Wednesday the 29th of August 2018, head to the Constitutional Court to argue strongly and unreservedly, that the Voters Roll should be above reproach.
The IFP’s position is consequent to the IEC’s application on the 21st May 2018 seeking further indulgence from the Constitutional Court after failing to secure all the addresses of all the Voters on roll before the cut-off date of 30 June 2018.
Led by Advocate Kemp J Kemp, the IFP will argue that no voter should be refused their right to vote purely on the basis that they do not have an address recorded on the voters’ roll. The IFP will further argue that the IEC ought to have taken significant greater steps to record the addresses for voters since the Order was handed down on 14 June 2016, and its failure to do so means that the IEC is the author of this current predicament.
Beyond this, the IFP’s submission before the court will be on remedy. In that context, the party will argue that there is a simple and innovative solution to the IEC’s predicament in that the Voters whose names are on the Voters Roll but without addresses on the roll will be allowed to vote, after they furnish the IEC with their addresses.
This is a simple and practical solution to the problem and will allow all voters, whose name is on the Voters Roll to participate in the election.
Date: Wednesday, 29 August 2018
Venue: Constitutional Court, Johannesburg
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