National 5.8.2016 05:17 pm

More discarded IEC ballots turn up in Krugersdorp

The boxes lying scattered across Koedoe Park in Rant-en-Dal. PHOTO: Supplied.

The boxes lying scattered across Koedoe Park in Rant-en-Dal. PHOTO: Supplied.

A number of IEC ballot boxes were found dumped in a veld in Krugersdorp.

A voting station in Krugersdorp reportedly put vote counting on hold amid rumours of possible negligence.

Following reports of dumped and missing ballot boxes, the Krugerdorp News learned that auditors had been called in to assess and monitor the situation at the IEC offices in Krugersdorp CBD.

A message and numerous photos were sent to the community paper, saying a number of IEC ballot boxes were found lying scattered across Koedoe Park in Rant-en-Dal. The boxes were found on the corner of Robert Broom Drive and Lark Street.

The ballot boxes are clearly marked as belonging to Ward 29.

The message also stated that voting documentation was also found among the boxes.

Attempts to contact the spokesperson of the IEC for urgent comment about the message and the photos were unsuccessful.

Dennis Pretorius, the local DA councillor, was also approached about the situation, but he said he was not aware of the scattered boxes and documentation.

The IEC website, however, indicates that vote counting in Mogale City has been completed. The DA won 86% of the votes in Ward 29, followed by the Freedom Front Plus (FF+) with 7.6%.

Caxton News Service

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