Maribe Partially Wins Against Makgato

Dorcus Makgatho PIC: Moreri Sejakgomo
Dorcus Makgatho PIC: Moreri Sejakgomo

The Court of Appeal (CoA) says a determination on a prospective voter’s principal residence for purposes of registration should not be made based on his or her subjective view of what his or her principal place is.

A panel of CoA justices led by Isaac Lesetedi, Monametsi Gaongalelwe, Singh Walia, Zibani Makhwade and Leatile Dambe have unanimously agreed that the question of whether a residence is a principal one for purposes of Section 67(3)(a) of the Constitution, is primarily to be determined on objective facts.

The justices were making a decision on an appeal by Mothusi Maribe. He is challenging a High Court decision in a case in which he is objecting that Member of Parliament for Sefhare/Ramokgonami Dorcas Makgato registered herself as a voter for a constituency in which she did not have a principal residence.

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