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IEC dismisses officials

The Independent Electoral Commission has announced the dismissal of some of its officials who were found to have breached the commission’s protocols.

In a media briefing held earlier on Tuesday afternoon, IEC Chief Electoral Officer, Mosotho Moepya, said in some cases “where procedures were not followed the Presiding Officers and Deputy Officers have been issued with warnings.”

“In two cases where the behaviour of the Presiding Officer and Deputy Presiding Officers were believed to be more serious breaches, including allowing voters who had not been granted special votes to vote and failing to secure ballot boxes, they have been summarily dismissed.”

The IEC has also confirmed reports that two tents were burnt in an overnight arson attack by residents in Freedom Park, in Ekurhuleni.

Meanwhile, voting is said to be taking place in Vuwani in Limpopo. This despite the residents’ widely-reported intentions to boycott the municipal elections in protest to the Municipality Demarcation Board’s decision to remove eight of the chieftaincy’s land from Makhado and Thulamela Municipalities to form a new municipality with Malamulele.

Moepya says, “What I can say is that Vuwani is voting.”

Voting for Special Votes will end on Tuesday at 17h00 and according to the IEC, those who fail to cast their votes will be allowed to cast their votes on the main elections day on Wednesday.

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