- Former Springbok coach of four years Peter de Villiers has been named a mayoral candidate for Drakenstein Municipality
- De Villiers was named as the Good party's candidate by party leader Patricia de Lille on Sunday, 12 September
- This is De Villiers' political break after he was well-known in the sporting world for years, especially between 2008 to 2011
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Ex-Springbok coach Peter de Villiers was named by Good Party's leader Patricia de Lille as a Mayoral candidate for the Drakenstein local municipality. De Lille revealed De Villiers on Sunday while naming the party's mayoral candidates.
The candidates are for the local government elections in November. De Lille has also made promises to municipalities to accelerate service delivery. The Good party's manifesto was unveiled at the Wanderers Stadium in Illovo by the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure.
De Villiers coached the national rugby team for four years and out of 48 matches, the Bokke won 30 under his leadership.
According to IOL, while speaking about De Villiers, De Lille stated that he has been a leader his whole life. She went on to say that De Villiers knows how to work under pressure and in a team. She explained that he knows how to both motivate and manage people well.
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EWN confirmed that De Villiers had been named a mayoral candidate and that he is expected to contest in Drakenstein City.
Experts believe elections could turn into super spreader event
Previously, Briefly News reported that experts stated that vaccines are crucial. University of Stellenbosch doctors recently stated that if people are not vaccinated by 1 November, the local government elections could potentially become a super spreader event.
The doctors from Tygerberg Hospital also revealed that an influx of Covid 19 infections can be hampered if members of the public get the vaccine. The healthcare professionals also explained that a fourth wave of infections is imminent but can be lessened by mass vaccinations.
Over 95% of the patients in South African hospitals have not yet been fully vaccinated. Wolfgang Presier spoke with eNCA, where he explained that at some point, everyone on earth will have been infected by Covid 19.
Cope is not happy about the IEC giving the ANC special treatment
Briefly News also reported that the Independent Electoral Commission has been criticised by the Congress of the People (COPE) for being supposedly owned by the governing party, the ANC.
COPE's remarks come after the IEC stated that it would allow political parties to register its candidates once again, after the Constitutional Court ruled that elections should happen no later than 1 November, according to TimesLIVE.
COPE deputy president Willy Madisha addressed members of the press on Thursday and did not hold back on his criticism of the commission and their handling of the upcoming municipal elections.