FF Plus and BLF to battle it out in the Electoral Court

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- sierraleonetimes.com | 3 weeks ago

The FF Plus' bid to have the BLF barred from participating in the 2019 elections is expected to be heard in the Electoral Court, sitting in the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg, on Thursday.

Earlier this year, the FF Plus filed papers with the Electoral Court arguing that the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) erred in registering Black First Land First (BLF) as a political party.Their argument was premised on the fact that the BLF's constitution stated that only black people could be members.

"South Africa's Constitution states in Section 1 that the South African state is based on four core values, of which non-racialism is one. This makes it clear that the IEC has made a big mistake.

The FF Plus asks the court to rectify this error," FF Plus leader Pieter Groenewald said."Nobody in South Africa, or even the world, is above the law," said Groenewald, adding that South Africa had good laws, but that they weren't properly implemented.

FF Plus terrified of BLF going to ParliamentIn a statement posted on BLF's website, the organisation said that the FF Plus was terrified of the BLF going to Parliament.

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