Power outage: concern as lights go out in Northdale

2011-05-19 00:00

MSUNDUZI Municipality suffered a proverbial power outage yet again last night. This time the affected area was Northdale, raising concerns from residents about how votes were going to be counted at voting stations in the area. Msunduzi electoral officer Nick Davids said he had assurances from the acting municipal manager Thokozani Maseko that urgent repairs were underway. Davids said in the meantime the IEC was prepared. “Every voting station pack contains candles placed there for just such an emergency,” he said. To the residents worried about voter fraud being committed under cover of darkness, the reassurance was that all parties had their agents at the counting stations, to provide additional vigilance.

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