Pansy Tlakula casts her special vote at Orange Grove Primary School in Johannesburg. (Sapa)
Johannesburg - Special voting kicked off on Monday with
electoral commission chairperson Pansy Tlakula expressing confidence that
general elections would proceed smoothly on Wednesday.
She said special votes were under way countrywide and home
visits were also being conducted.
"Elections have started in earnest and we are ready for
Wednesday," she told the media after casting her special vote at the
Orange Grove Primary School in Johannesburg.
Tlakula took the time to clarify the confusion related to
the campaigning by political parties over the next two days.
She said parties could campaign until midnight on Tuesday
but no political event would take place on Wednesday.
"Special voting days are not regarded as [official]
voting days as proclaimed by the president. Campaigning can take place until
then [Tuesday midnight]," she said.
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