Thousands of voters get last-minute IDs

2011-05-19 10:12

More than 24 000 voters fetched their IDs and temporary IDs at the eleventh hour in order to vote, Home Affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma told journalists at a media conference at the IEC’s Results Operation Centre in Pretoria.

Home Affairs offices remained open during the 12 hours of voting.

In this time, 20 765 voters visited Home Affairs offices to fetch ID documents and 3 318 to fetch temporary IDs.

The highest number of late IDs were collected in Limpopo (4 125), Gauteng (3 569) and Northern Cape (3 582).

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