The electoral court has set aside the decision by the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) to bar Jacob Zuma from running for parliament, in a decisive turn of events that paves the way for the former president to contest a seat in the National Assembly in the upcoming elections.

The order, handed down on Tuesday, came after the IEC endorsed objections to Zuma’s candidacy, citing his criminal record stemming from a 15-month jail term handed down by the Constitutional Court in 2021 for failure to comply with its order to appear before state capture hearings into high-level corruption during his presidency...

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