Wednesday, August 03, 2016

South Africans already lined-up to vote

Mbasa Gqokoma
03 August 2016

Millions of South Africans will be bracing themselves to go and vote in the Local Government Elections today.

Registered born frees will be making their mark for the first time in these elections.

However the IEC has said it is confident that everything will go according to plan.

On the other side security measures have been beefed up as violent hot spots may threaten the running of elections.

The South African National Defence Force has been deployed in strategic communities across the country to make sure that everything goes according to plan.

The Independent Electoral Commission has warned those planning to protest today, that they will be breaking the law.

Commissioners briefed the media at the Results Operations Centre in Pretoria earlier on Tuesday.

IEC Chairperson Glen Mashinini says any protest that takes place from midnight will be illegal and those found guilty will face the might of the law

Already people in Philippi have lined up waiting for the doors to open and cast their votes.

Bush Radio’s correspondent Donald Phuza is at the venue, he says “Elderly people are already awake, the day looks promising and IEC officials are geared up to resume work”

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