Long queues on Cape Flats

2011-05-18 17:08

Cape Town - Voters faced long queues in parts of the Cape Flats on Wednesday, but everybody would be given a chance to cast their ballots, said Western Cape provincial electoral officer Courtney Sampson.

"The main area is between Khayelitsha and Mitchell's Plain, by Spine Road.

"It was always going to be like this in high population density area, but we are working hard to address the situation," Sampson said.

With four hours to go to the close of voting, he predicted that the pressure on polling stations could grow, but said: "Everybody who is there will be allowed to vote."

Earlier, Planning Minister Trevor Manuel said the situation was under control, but urged voters not to create last-minute bottlenecks.

Sampson said turnout in the Western Cape had been good so far.

"If it wasn't we would not be having queues."

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