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One of three registration stations in Pampierstad reopened

2016-03-05 19:08
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Kimberley – The Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) says it has reopened one of the three registrations stations at Pampierstad in the Northern Cape, following protest in the area.

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Three voter registration stations were forced to close on Saturday following community protests in the area.

The head of the IEC in the Northern Cape, Bonolo Modise, said they hope to reopen the remaining two on Sunday. 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. 

"We are just caught in the crossfire. We don't really know what the protests are about, but we hear they are protesting about municipal boundaries – apparently they are being moved back to the North West from the Northern Cape," Modise said.

Police were monitoring the situation. The two remaining centres will be reopened once it's safe to do so. 

Elsewhere in the province, things were running smoothly. "Things are fairly stable around the province," he said.

Politicians were out and about in the province getting people to register or check their details. First time voters are being targeted.

The ANC has sent several PEC members to garner support in the Calvinia area of the Northern Cape. It lost the municipality in the 2011 local government elections and hoped to recapture it this year. The DA also had strong presence in the area, promising to retain the municipality.

Representatives all political parties scattered around the province told News24 that they are happy with how the registration has progressed so far.

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