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2 IEC officials quit over irregularities

2014-05-07 05:23
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Mthatha - Two Eastern Cape officials have resigned over separate cases of voting irregularities in the province, the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) said on Tuesday.

In Mthatha, a deputy presiding officer at the Waterfall Park voting station allowed 42 voters to vote although they were not approved for special votes on Monday, IEC Eastern Cape spokesperson Pearl Ngoza said in a statement.

In Mbhashe municipality, a presiding officer resigned after party agents saw her accepting a t-shirt from a political party, Ngoza said.

"The party agents refused to work with her and she opted to resign."

She said IEC officials were refused access to Majuba Junior Secondary School in Sterkspruit.

"The keys were confiscated by the student governing body, and with the intervention of a senior official at the department of education together with the SAPS the keys were then handed over to the IEC."

Ngoza said observers from the African Union would assist at all the voting stations in Buffalo City.

She said 31 473 special votes were cast on Monday and Tuesday - 23 603 voters voted on May 5 and 7870 on May 6.

Special voters who had missed their chance would still be able to vote on Wednesday.



  

- SAPA
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