DA councillor intimidated

2011-05-18 07:25

A DA councillor was threatened, allegedly by ANC Youth League members, at a voting station in Hartbeespoort, North West.

Erna Rossouw said league members told her to leave the voting location in Refentswe, a low-cost housing settlement.

“Members of the Youth League started singing the controversial Kill the Boer and told me I would not be safe in this location on election day. They also threatened my family,” she said.

“However, an Independent Electoral Commission official and police intervened and I will not be intimidated.”

Rossouw alleged youth league members threatened her two weeks ago when she visited voters in Refentswe.

“At the moment the situation is sensitive at this voting station, but I will not be intimidated and there is a substantial police presence here.”

Meanwhile voting in the Madibeng municipal area in the North West province, which includes Hartbeespoort and Brits, was still slow this morning, although queues at voting stations were slowly getting longer.

Independent Electoral Commission officer Tumelontle Thiba said no incidents had been reported in these areas.

An earlier delay, caused by disgruntled voters at the Taung voting station in the North West, was resolved and voting was back on track, she said.

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