South Africa, to keep coronavirus off, delayed local elections in October

South Africa will hold local elections in October, which have been delayed by the coronavirus, the presidency said in a statement on Wednesday. “President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the date for the local elections on Wednesday, October 27, 2021,” said the president’s office.

The polls, which take place every five years and were last conducted in 2016, enable South Africans to vote for public representatives at metropolitan, district and local levels. Some political parties had called for the polls to be postponed to 2022 once the worst of COVID-19 is over.

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