Suspected tampering of ballot papers in eMgababa
An altercation between the ANC and IFP is believed to be taking place in eMgababa in Durban. This follows allegations that the ANC has tampered with ballot papers from special votes elections.
It was not immediately clear which party the officer was trying to aid by committing the alleged offence and whether he has been relieved of his or her crucial role.
“In Ward 93, Kusakusa Primary School, in Mbumbulu area in eThekwini Metro Municipality, a presiding officer was allegedly discovered by party agents, stuffing marked ballot papers into a ballot box. This remains an allegation and SAPS are still investigating. Members of the media will be updated as soon as the full report is received from SAPS,” the commission said yesterday.
The first electoral official to be convicted (for five years) for electoral fraud post-1994 was Sindisiwe Ncube of Ulundi. In the 2009 general elections,Ncube was allegedly caught stuffing marked ballots and the ballots were allegedly in favour of the IFP.
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