MUNICIPAL DEMARCATION: ABUSE OF POWER A REAL DANGER
Changing municipal borders is one way a failing ruling party can regain political power by reshaping constituencies in their favour ahead of the 2024 elections. Municipal demarcation, or gerrymandering as it is also known, can lead to the inclusion of certain groups at the cost of excluding others, often resulting in an abuse of power by local authorities. There are currently proposals for more than 200 adjustments to municipal boundaries throughout the country. We urge you to read this important article here and voice your concerns if you may be affected.