37.1 C
Delhi
Monday, June 24, 2024

Former South African Prez Zuma barred from contesting 2024 elections

Date:

Share post:

Donate-GC-Razorpay

Johannesburg, Mar 29 (UNI) The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of South Africa, the country’s election management body, said Thursday that it has upheld an objection against former President Jacob Zuma’s candidacy in the upcoming elections.

IEC Chairperson Mosotho Moepya said at a media briefing that they have received 82 objections about candidates nominated by 21 political parties for the 2024 national and provincial elections.

“In the case of former President Zuma, yes, we did receive an objection, which has been upheld,” said Moepya. “We were unanimous. These are not matters we deal with that are personal. It is a provision of the law against which we must measure an objection and it’s straightforward. It is whether the person qualifies or does not qualify.”

Zuma, who was sentenced to 15 months in prison for contempt of court in 2021, was nominated as a candidate for the elections by the newly-formed MK Party.

South Africa will hold the national and local government elections on May 29. Enditem

Related articles

Addressing Illegal Hoardings in India – the Need of the Hour

Illegal hoardings have become a pervasive issue in India, not only compromising urban aesthetics but also posing significant...

Need to amend building bylaws to encourage hotel industry: Yogi

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday expressed the need to constitute Shahjahanpur Development Authority for...

EAM Jaishankar, UAE FM review multifaceted bilateral Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

New Delhi/Abu Dhabi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar paid an official visit to the UAE during which he...

Stalin writes to EAM to secure release of fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Monday urged External Affairs Minister Dr.S.Jaishankar to take diplomatic...