CAPE TOWN Sunny. Mild.

7 day
  • Friday 16-23°c Sunny. Mild. Sunny. Mild.
    Saturday 15-19°c Sunny. Mild. Sunny. Mild.
    Sunday 15-18°c Sunny. Mild. Sunny. Mild.
    Monday 15-20°c Sunny. Mild. Sunny. Mild.
    Tuesday 16-24°c Morning clouds. Mild. Morning clouds. Mild.
    Wednesday 15-22°c High level clouds. Mild. High level clouds. Mild.
More News

IEC presiding officer doesn't recognise Maimane

2016-08-03 19:00
DA emblazoned taxi. (News24)

Port Elizabeth – Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane had a bit of trouble getting into a voting station on Wednesday when a presiding officer did not recognise him.

"And you are?" the presiding officer asked.

Maimane was forced to produce a letter from the IEC showing he had permission to visit the voting station in Gelvandale.

Maimane was in Nelson Mandela Bay, where he urged voters to stick it out for the last remaining hours.

READ ELECTION WRAP: Politicos and the people mingle on voting day

Every vote was essential, he said, and a lot could happen in the last remaining hours before polls closed. He said the party was not taking anything for granted, but that they were feeling confident.

"I'm feeling quite good here. If you said to me: 'Maimane, would you take the position you are in now, at this time?' I would take it. But there is still a long way to go."

His visit was not welcomed by Ward 10 African National Congress candidate Nellie van Oosthuizen, who accused him of campaigning.

"I don't want Maimane in my ward. He is busy canvassing here. He should go now," she said.

She complained that, even though he had permission, it was "bad faith" for Maimane to show up with an entourage.

- Find everything you need to know about the 2016 Local Government Elections at our News24 Elections site, including the latest news and detailed, interactive maps for how South Africa has voted over the past 3 elections, or download the app for iOS and Android.

Read more on: da  |  iec  |  port elizabeth  |  local elections 2016

More In This Category
IEC announces by-election date

The IEC has announced a date for municipal ward by-elections.

ANC Limpopo urges party to rebuild, dismisses early conference talk

The ANC in Limpopo has vowed to reform itself and has urged branches to focus on rebuilding instead of holding an early special conference or consultative conference.

3 more arrests for slain DA councillor, partner

Three more people have appeared in court in connection with the murders of DA councillor Johannes Baatjies and his business partner, the Northern Cape Hawks have said.

ANC 'colluding' MEC in hung councils hits back at IFP

KwaZulu-Natal Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube has hit back at the Inkatha Freedom Party which has accused her of working with the ANC to stall processes in hung municipalities.

News24 |   OLX  |  PROPERTY24  |  CAREERS24  |  SPREE  |