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Two arrested for attacking voting station

2014-05-08 15:31
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Pretoria - Two people were arrested for attacking a voting station in Tzaneen, Limpopo, the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) said on Thursday.

Chairperson Pansy Tlakula said unknown people had posed as voters towards the end of the voting period on Wednesday night.

"They entered the station and attacked the police on duty, election officials and party agents, and damaged voting material."

In KwaZulu-Natal two shooting incidents were reported in the vicinity of voting stations.

"In KwaDukuza one person was killed and in KwaMashu another person was shot. Police are investigating."

Police found a ballot box containing 16 special votes in Springs on the East Rand, she said.

"Police are investigating the matter and have taken a statement by the area manager concerned."

In another incident a school in which ballot boxes containing votes which had already been counted and captured was broken into.

"...these remain isolated incidents which we are taking extremely seriously and along with the police and party liaison committee partners are investigating," Tlakula said.

IEC Chairperson Pansy Tlakula discussed recent electoral protests, violence and ballot theft during South Africa's May 7 2014 national election. WATCH:

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