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Khoisan Revolution party angry over alleged voter registration irregularities

2016-04-11 19:42
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Upington - New political party, the Khoisan Revolution, has marched to the offices of the Independent Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) in Upington in the Northern Cape over alleged irregularities with voter registration.

The Khoisan Revolution said it had lodged an appeal with the IEC after they discovered that several people had registered over the weekend, using wrong addresses.

"When we discovered... yesterday [Sunday] that some people went to register in the wrong districts, we went to complain to the IEC," party president Stanley Pieterse said.

He said, after they were turned away at the registration centre on Sunday, they approached the district offices again on Monday.

"We have appealed. [The IEC] will now investigate and make sure that those people live where they claim they live," Pieterse said.

He said they support the idea of confirming addresses when registering to vote, as this will eliminate election fraud.

"People not voting in the area where they live unduly influences the elections in the areas where they vote."

The IEC on Monday confirmed it will investigate. "If there are those who are unhappy, we do have channels," Elkin Topkin, IEC spokesperson in the Northern Cape said.

"I told them to just do a Section 15 objection. That is an objection against voters registration and whether they were wrongly registered. Then the commission will have a look at it and investigate.

"We will even go to the extent of visiting the area and finding that voter. Should we find that this person does not reside there, then there is trouble for that voter."

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