Polokwane - Special voting recommenced in Lorraine, near
Trichardtsdal, on Tuesday, after protests in the area, Limpopo police said.
"This followed a meeting with various stakeholders,
including community members, police officials, provincial government, and the
local municipality to discuss the grievances and to find a possible solution,"
Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said.
Protesters blocked the roads in the area and stopped
Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) officials from conducting special votes on
Monday. The roads had been reopened.
The special votes included home visits to people unable to
get to voting stations. Mulaudzi said police would escort IEC officials around
the area as a precaution.
"More police officials have also been deployed in the
area to ensure that voting goes smoothly," he said.
The protesters were apparently unhappy about a new shopping
mall being built in the area and the condition of roads. Residents had
threatened not to vote in Wednesday's election.
Mulaudzi said a meeting would be held on Tuesday.
"We have convinced the community that we will deal with
their grievances in today's meeting and we will provide more information to
Mulaudzi said no further problems were expected on Wednesday
as police would be in the area. No arrests had been made and nobody had been
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