Eight voting stations in KZN failed to open for special votes : IEC

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The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says eight voting stations were unable to open in Camperdown, KwaZulu-Natal due to unhappiness with matters related to traditional leadership.

Special elections are taking place countrywide on Saturday and Sunday.

Addressing the media at the IEC’s Results Operation Centre in Pretoria, Chief Electoral Officer Sy Mamabolo says the Camperdown issue is related to a dispute about who the authentic traditional leader of the area is.

“So there is no opposition against the process. Security agencies should be able to open those voting stations so that people can cast their special votes, those people are entitled to cast their votes. So our contingency plan is to open those voting stations and have them up and running.”

VIDEO: IEC media briefing:

Election Specialist and Political Analyst, Terry Tselane on LGE 2921: