The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will be back again on Monday in the Alexandra township, north of Johannesburg to continue its probe into the violent protests that erupted in the run-up to the general elections.
ANC President and new President elect of the country, Cyril Ramaphosa, has told a crowd at the ruling party’s headquarters at Luthuli House in Johannesburg that only the ANC can take the country forward.
Some residents of Alexandra north of Johannesburg have boycotted the polls due to what they say is government’s failure to deliver basic services such as water and sanitation to their area.
Several voting stations did not open on time on Wednesday morning leaving voters angry and frustrated in and around Johannesburg. Some polling stations opened late while others did not have voting material when they opened.
Security is tight around polling stations across the country. In Gauteng, which has seen numerous service delivery protests and threats of election boycotts in the run up to Wednesday’s polls, police have been put on high alert for any eventuality.