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