Over 60% of the votes captured in the Eastern Cape

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Captured votes in the Eastern Cape now stand at just over 64% as at around 09:00 on Tuesday. Votes captured in Nelson Mandela Bay Metro stand at about 26%. The Buffalo City Metro has had 28.5% votes captured.

The Enoch Mgijima Municipality, known for the controversial R15 million stadium, has captured 66.3% of the votes. The King Sabatha Dalindyebo Municipality which includes Mthatha and Mqanduli has captured 65.7%.

The provincial IEC says as at 07:30 on Tuesday, 53% of votes had been captured in the province.

The IEC in the province has experienced some delays in counting and capturing of votes due to voting extending beyond the closing time.

Voting continued until midnight in several voting stations in the Buffalo City Metro, Nelson Mandela Bay and Makana and counting resumed thereafter.

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Voting at 22 stations could not start on time on Monday due to community protests.

Provincial Manager for Operations at IEC, Siyabonga Maki says some stations in the King Sabatha Dalindyebo municipality are still counting.

“We found that in two metros and Makana we had long queues when we had to close at 9 and in such cases, we can not say we are closing. Four voting stations in the KSD are still counting because of the size of the voting stations capturing we are standing at 43% we expect to finish before end of the day around four to five,” says Maki.

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