The Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) will this week hold one of the largest by-elections,  in what is expected to be a showdown between SA’s three largest political parties in 56 municipalities ahead of 2021’s local government elections.

The by-elections, to be held on Wednesday, were supposed to take place in March but were postponed by a court order due to the hard lockdown implemented that same month to control the spread of the global Covid-19 pandemic...

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