ANC to challenge Nongoma by-election

2013-10-25 13:40
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Durban - The ANC is set to challenge the exclusion of three votes from a by-election in Nongoma on Wednesday.

Provincial secretary Sihle Zikalala said on Friday three ballots had been excluded in Nongoma's ward 10 by-election because they were not stamped by the Independent Electoral Commission officials.

He asked how a vote could be cast without the IEC officials stamping the voting slip, adding that he did not see why the voter should lose his or her vote because of an IEC official's error.

"We will be engaging with the IEC," Zikalala told reporters in Durban.

The National Freedom Party candidate received 34.41% of the vote winning by three votes over the ANC in a close contest.

The NFP received 906 votes, the African National Congress 903, and the Inkatha Freedom Party 824 votes. There were 26 spoilt ballots.

ANC spokesperson Senzo Mkhize said the ballots in question were three special votes.

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