We will prosecute voter fraud - KZN MEC

2017-04-06 22:43
Nomusa Dube-Ncube. (Jabulani Langa, Foto24)

Nomusa Dube-Ncube. (Jabulani Langa, Foto24)

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Durban – People who are bussed in from other areas to vote in the upcoming Nquthu municipal by-election will face prosecution for voter fraud, the KwaZulu-Natal government warned on Thursday.

“All instances of tampering with the voters’ roll and bussing voters into areas where they do not legally reside will from now on result in criminal prosecution,” co-operative governance MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube said.

“The legitimacy of our democratic institutions hinges on free and fair elections.”

Her warning followed her visit to the Nquthu municipality on Thursday, ahead of a by-election on May 24.

On March 29, the Electoral Court postponed a by-election in Ward 7 of the Phongolo local municipality after the names of people who did not live in the ward were found on the voters’ roll. It was postponed to June 14.

“Our legal system should demand answers from individuals whose names are illegally on the voters’ roll and they will have to explain how it all happened,” she said.

People were custodians of the Constitution and they had to expose those behind “expensive expeditions” to steal elections.

Dube-Ncube dissolved the Nquthu municipality’s council in February, after the councillors elected in the August 2016 local government elections repeatedly failed to elect office bearers, including the mayor, deputy mayor, and speaker.

As a result, the by-election would include all 17 ward and 16 PR council seats. There are 76 606 registered voters in Nquthu’s 116 voting districts.








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