The Electoral Court has granted the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) permission to postpone Wednesday’s by-elections because of the country’s move to adjusted level 4 lockdown that came into effect on Monday.

The renewed restrictions, aimed at curbing the surge of a third wave of coronavirus infections — there were 13,347 new cases reported on Tuesday — ban all gatherings except funerals. Announcing the new measures on Sunday, President Cyril Ramaphosa said these would be reviewed after 14 days. ..

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