So far so good, IEC says on elections

Apart from power cuts, bad weather, protests and the arrest of a person who attempted to tamper with a ballot box, as of 2pm, the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) reported a positive start to this year’s local government vote.

In a statement, the commission said more than 99% of the 23 148 voting stations around the country opened on time, with many reporting strong turnout. In some cases, voters were already waiting in queues before the 7am start of voting.

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Lizeka Tandwa
Lizeka Tandwa
Lizeka Tandwa is a political journalist with a keen interest in local government.

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