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IEC reopens Pampierstad registration stations

2016-03-06 11:50
(IEC)

Kimberley – The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) says it has reopened all the registration stations at Pampierstad in the Northern Cape.

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The IEC was forced to close three voter registration stations in the town on Saturday following community protests in the area.

The head of the IEC in the Northern Cape, Bonolo Modise, confirmed that they reopened the remaining two on Sunday morning.

The protests were not related to the registration process.

Residents protesting over demarcation issues stormed the three tents, used as temporary registration centres, on Saturday.

They destroyed the tents, equipment and documents, including the voters' roll.

They were protesting about being moved from the Northern Cape province to the North West.

Police were monitoring the situation.

Registration running smoothly

Elsewhere in the province, things were running smoothly.

"Things are fairly stable around the province," Modise said.

Politicians were out and about getting people to register or check their details.

First time voters were being targeted.

Representatives of all political parties scattered around the province told News24 on Saturday that they were happy with how the registration had progressed so far.

They were back in communities on Sunday morning to encourage those eligible to vote to register.

The local government elections will take place later this year at a date still to be announced by President Jacob Zuma.

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