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All systems go for polls, says Mthethwa

2011-05-16 14:03

Johannesburg - All systems were in place for a successful, free and fair local government election, acting Co-operative Governance Minister Nathi Mthethwa said on Monday.

"All the ministers represented in the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) have all confirmed their state of readiness in ensuring that [voting] on the 18th [is] in an environment that is conducive to a successful election," he said in a statement.

The IMC consists of members from various government departments, the presidency, the Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB), the SA Local Government Association and Independent Electoral Commission.

The committee, set up by Mthethwa to prepare for the municipal elections, is responsible for co-ordination and monitoring of support activities to ensure the IEC can conduct a free and fair election.

"All the key stakeholders in the IMC and related institutions have reported readiness in all provinces to ensure proper processes and systems before, during and after the elections on Wednesday."

All provincial government departments had also reported being ready.

As a result of the redetermination of municipal boundaries and the delimitation of wards by the MDB, 278 municipalities (previously 283) would be ushered in on Wednesday, and the number of wards increase from 3 895 to 4 277.
 

Comments
  • Theuns - 2011-05-16 14:22

    WHEN YOU GO TO VOTE ON WEDNESDAY 18th MAY, PLEASE TURN YOUR BALLOT PAPER OVER, AND IF IT IS NOT STAMPED, PLEASE ASK FOR ANOTHER ONE, BECAUSE WHEN THEY COUNT THE VOTES, ALL THE BALLOT PAPERS WITH NO STAMP ON THE BACK WILL BE DESTROYED. IT IS A CAMPAIGN TO GET LESS OR NO VOTES IN THE NON -ANC AREAS. THIS WAS IN THE SUNDAY TRIBUNE!!!!

  • dare.myburgh - 2011-05-16 14:53

    HEY EVERYONE. PLEASE READ AND PASS ON (MAIL OR VERBALLY) TO ALL FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND ASK THEM TO PASS ON.WHEN YOU GO TO VOTE ON WEDNESDAY 18th MAY, PLEASE TURN YOUR BALLOT PAPER OVER, AND IF IT IS NOT STAMPED, PLEASE ASK FOR ANOTHER ONE, BECAUSE WHEN THEY COUNT THE VOTES, ALL THE BALLOT PAPERS WITH NO STAMP ON THE BACK WILL BE DESTROYED. IT IS A CAMPAIGN TO GET LESS OR NO VOTES IN THE NON -ANC AREAS.

  • BigMoose - 2011-05-16 15:23

    An environment that is conducive to a successful election, like your rally in Soweto.

  • Mike Hoxbig - 2011-05-16 15:23

    Haha - "monitoring and support", as in monitoring the illiterate and supporting them in placing a tick next to the ANC.

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