IEC Commissioner Mosotho Moepya says voting got off to a good start at polling stations.
He acknowledges that an exercise of this magnitude will be faced with challenges.
Speaking to Eusebius McKaiser, Moepya says 99.2% stations were opened before 10 am.
We are looking at around 110 stations countrywide that we need to attend to.— Mosotho Moepya, Commissioner - IEC
We’ve run out of ballot papers in ward 79800109 (Wendywood,Sandton), officials can’t tell us if/when more ballot papers are coming. “The lady has a few stops to make”— Kirsten Redman (@kirsten_n_red) May 8, 2019
What lady? Where is she coming from? Did @IECSouthAfrica not plan accordingly? @mailandguardian @Eusebius @eNCA
Replying to the tweet sent to Eusebius twitter page, Moepya says ballot papers will not run out.
We have 26 million registered voters, and we printed almost 32 million ballot papers.— Mosotho Moepya, Commissioner - IEC
In an election like this, voters shop for shorter queues and they move from station to station. If ten people are registered, we will have 100 ballots.— Mosotho Moepya, Commissioner - IEC
We are appealing to voters to be patient.
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