No hitches at Roodepoort voting station - IEC

2016-08-03 20:05
(Cathryn Reese, News24)

Johannesburg – Voting at the Allen Glen High School in Roodepoort went smoothly throughout Wednesday, the IEC’s presiding officer said. 

"We suffered some minor problems in the morning, but the station had no big problems whatsoever throughout the day," Tersia Grobler said. 

They found their feet quickly and everything was in order when the voters arrived, she said. 

By 16:00 on Wednesday afternoon they had received almost 2 846 votes. She estimated the number had increased to around 4 000 by closing time at 19:00.

About 50 late voters made their way through the gate by closing time.

Tebogo Mokhele, a contract worker, was one of the stragglers.

"We work in an industry just like Eskom, we can't go on holiday," Mokhele said. 

He said the election had been more exciting than any previous one. 

Another latecomer, Mothusi Tsele, 30, said he wanted to spend his day doing personal things and not standing in long lines. Coming later meant the process would be faster, he said.

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