Appeal for calm in Nquthu

2017-05-03 06:00

WITH the by-election just two weeks away tensions are mounting in Nquthu as candidates from 14 political parties contest the 33 seats for council.

Last week ANC activist Siphamandla Ngobese was shot and killed as he was returning from a rally addressed by deputy president Ramphosa.

Leaders of main political parties have appealed to the community to ensure there is no violence or intimidation as election fever mounts.

IEC spokesperson Mawethu Mosery said that preparations were going well with many new voters registered.
He said the IEC was working closely with the SAPS and political parties and predicted free and fair elections.

He also said the IEC would be using an electronic system on election day to ensure voters were registered in Nquthu and not elsewhere.

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