National 3.8.2016 05:21 pm

Long voting queues in east of Joburg

Residents complain of long queues in Joburg east. Photo: Bedfordview Edenvale News

Residents complain of long queues in Joburg east. Photo: Bedfordview Edenvale News

According to reports from Malvern, many voters have waited since this morning to vote.

Residents have reported concerns at several voting stations across the Bedfordview, Edenvale and other areas in the east of Johannesburg, reports Bedfordview Edenvale News.

Many residents in Greenstone waited well over an hour to make their mark before additional scanners arrived at voting stations.

Malvern residents also reported waiting hours to vote due to a lack of scanners in the area.

According to reports from Malvern, many voters have waited since this morning to vote.

It is believed additional scanners have been delivered to affected areas.

Besides long queues, no reports of problems at Tembisa voting stations have been received.

But in Bedfordview, more than seven hours since voting started, some residents were still making their way to their respective voting stations.

Current ward councillor Jill Humphreys said no glitches have been reported at any of the stations. “There’s a lovely atmosphere. People are excited and determined to vote,” she said.

Senior citizens at Arbor Village were transported to voting stations to make their mark.

Although the area is not a hot spot for a potential violent situation, Bedfordview police are on standby at all stations.

Caxton News Service

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