GEORGE POLITICAL NEWS - An application by opposition parties in the George Council, who sought to overturn the election of the new mayor of George, Leon Van Wyk, was dismissed by the High Court in Cape Town on Monday.
The court found that the Speaker had acted within the law and the lockdown regulations, and that the measures which had been put in place, as well as the voting procedure, were totally reasonable. In its ruling the court dismissed all allegations of sinister intent, stating "it is clear that good reasons exist for the postponement or cancellation of each of the meetings so postponed or cancelled".
Following Van Wyk's election as mayor on 22 May, a collective of opposition parties - PBI, ANC, EFF and AIC - applied to the High Court to have the election reviewed and declared null and void, since they believe that the process was flawed.
George DA Constituency Head Geordin Hill-Lewis said in a statement on Tuesday their party welcomes the judgement, which they believe puts a stop to this attempt by the opposition to destabilise the George Council.
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