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ConCourt Orders Zuma and MK Party to Submit Answering Affidavits in IEC Appeal Case



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The Constitutional Court has issued a directive in the IEC appeal case regarding former president Jacob Zuma’s candidacy for the uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) Party. Jacaranda FM reports that respondents who oppose the application have been instructed to submit answering affidavits by Thursday, with the possibility of additional directives in the future.

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Zuma’s disqualification by the IEC, stemming from a previous prison sentence for contempt in 2021, faced a challenge that the Electoral Court subsequently upheld. The IEC’s decision to challenge this ruling is grounded in the interpretation of section 47 of the Constitution, which bars candidates convicted of certain crimes from being elected to parliamentary or legislative positions.

Kate Bapela, a spokesperson for the IEC, emphasised the commission’s need for clarity regarding the Electoral Court’s decision, stressing the significance of obtaining legal clarification from the Constitutional Court, given its potential impact on future electoral processes and the considerable public interest involved.

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