Elections 2021: Concern after IEC counts special vote at empty home

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Rose Buthelezi from Mpophomeni was allegedly told that she had voted twice.
Rose Buthelezi from Mpophomeni was allegedly told that she had voted twice.
Moeketsi Mamane

A woman from Mpophomeni was shocked to be told that she allegedly voted twice at a voting station in uMngeni Municipality.

Rose Buthelezi (53), who registered as a special voter, said she couldn’t vote over the weekend as she wasn’t at Mpophomeni. “I went to cast my vote on Monday morning, but was told after they had scanned my ID card that I have voted, said Buthelezi. Shocked at the revelation, Buthelezi said she told officials from the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) that she hasn’t voted and further proved it with her unmarked thumb.

She was told that she voted at her home on Saturday. “I was shocked because I wasn’t at home, only my sister voted at home.

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