IEC case against alleged racist EFF candidate postponed

JOHANNESBURG - The EFF's Thabo Mabotja appeared before the Electoral Court on Thursday after he posted on Facebook that white people should be hacked and killed.

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) considers the behaviour of the Tshwane candidate councillor a matter of grave concern.

Mabotja appeared before a full bench at the Electoral Court on Thursday, but the case was postponed.

The court says it is dissatisfied in the manner in which the ward councillor candidate.was subpoenaed.

Lawyers posted summonses on Facebook, saying he couldn't be reached as he was campaigning.

The IEC wants Mabotja removed from the list of councillor candidates.