Deadline looms for removal of election posters in Joburg

Deadline looms for removal of election posters in Joburg

The City of Johannesburg has warned political parties to remove their local government election posters by Wednesday - or risk a fine.

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Electoral campaign boards in Kenilworth, Cape Town. Photo: PHILL MAGAKOE / AFP

The initial deadline for parties to remove election campaign posters was five days after the conclusion of the polls.

However, the city granted all registered political parties an exemption.

MMC for Development Planning Belinda Echeozonjoku says political parties who fail to meet the Wednesday deadline will be fined R94 per poster.

“The city has given political parties sufficient time to adhere to its requirement and will be forced to remove all posters and related material. All costs thereof will be for the account of the political party concerned.

"I took the responsibility to remove my election campaign posters. I challenge other candidates to do the same as part of their civic duty to keep our city's infrastructure clear of clutter."


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