The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has urged the IEC to consider a special arrangement for residents who could not register or verify their residential addresses during the weekend’s registration drive, due to service delivery protests.
This after the IEC reported that some of its stations were closed because of service delivery protests.
Stations that were closed include stations in Katlehong in Gauteng, Makhaza in the Western Cape, Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga, Vuwani in Limpopo, and Wonderkop near Marikana in North West.
EFF chairperson in North West Betty Diale said, “We urge the IEC to ensure that before the next official registration, those wards must have special voting dates, where they will be able to register, be with maximum security there…
“We don’t feel those community was so much that the IEC could not call for state security agencies to come and protect our communities. They are protected by the law to ensure that they call for security where there’s a need for that. We feel they must do their work, they must ensure that they call upon security when there’s a threat.