Qaanitah Hunter | Local government elections: Damned if we do, damned if we don’t

Local government elections are set for October.

Local government elections are set for October.

Qaanitah Hunter is concerned that electioneering rallies for local government elections can become super-spreader events. However, she is just as worried that postponing the elections will just increase the dysfunction we see in municipalities around the country.

I am worried about the local government elections. 

Most immediately, when I watch the horrifying scenes playing out from India, and how election rallies became massive super-spreader events for Covid-19, I shudder at the thought of what will happen in South Africa. 

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