Helen Zille on the IEC's 'sleight of hand' and the ANC's desperation

Attention has, once again, recently been on South Africa as the country eagerly awaited a ruling from the Constitutional Court on an application by the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) to have this year’s elections postponed. On Friday, the ConCourt dismissed the IEC’s application, ordering that the local government elections be held on any day in the period Wednesday 27 October to 1 November. The ConCourt ruling carries potentially devastating consequences for the continued power of the ANC as they missed the deadline to register ward candidates in 93 wards. Helen Zille, the former Premier of the Western Cape who has served as the Chairperson of the Federal Council of the Democratic Alliance since 20 October 2019, joined the BizNews Power Hour to discuss the implications of the ConCourt ruling and the ‘sleight of hand’ exercised by the IEC which provided the ‘gap that the ANC so desperately needed at least to register their candidates.’