The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has reassured the Muslim community that it will accommodate voters and volunteers during the elections. The May 8 general elections are expected to take place at the start of the holy month of Ramadan.
The IEC has encouraged people who are fasting to apply for a special vote on the 6th or 7th of May. They would also organise prayer facilities for Muslim volunteers, IEC staff and party agents who will be on duty in terms of prayers.
IEC Spokesperson Mawethu Mosery explains: