Children’s ‘safe park’ burnt on Wednesday evening

2016-08-05 06:00
The burnt and vandalised children’s ‘safe park’.           PHOTO: SIPHELELE NKETO

The burnt and vandalised children’s ‘safe park’. PHOTO: SIPHELELE NKETO

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THE ANC in Harry Gwala District won all five local municipalities according to preliminary results from the IEC.

At the time of going to press the ruling party was leading in all the municipalities under Harry Gwala.

The ANC was leading with 61,19%, followed by the DA and the EFF.

On Wednesday elections went well in all voting stations, however, at Ingwe Local Municipality a voter reportedly died from natural causes at the voting station after collapsing in the queue.

A voting station in Kokstad was allegedly vandalised by disgruntled members of opposition parties who were unhappy with the results.

JJ Mhlongo Hall in Horseshoe, a voting station for Ward 1, was highly contested by Independent candidates, the ruling party, EFF and others.

A children’s “safe park” in Horseshoe, where they play and do homework, donated by the Department of Social Development to Tender Loving Care (TLC) Hospice, was burnt on Wednesday evening.

A community member, who wishes to remain anonymous, told Fever that a group of people were chanting their unhappiness after the voting station had closed.

“I heard people throwing stones at the container and I saw fire.”

Teresa Olivier, TLC CEO said the park contained chairs and toys for children.

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