IEC investigates dumped ballot papers

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has indicated that an investigation was underway following a recent discovery of dumped election ballot papers in Komani.

The Rep reported (Outcry after ballot papers found dumped near robot, May 31) that 20 marked election ballot papers which had the IEC stamp were found abandoned on Brewery Lane by a resident.

The papers were marked next to logos of different political parties including the Democratic Alliance (DA), United Democratic Movement (UDM), African Transformation Movement (ATM) and most with votes for the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).

In response to a follow up email sent to provincial electoral officer Khayakazi Magudumana, she had indicated that she had been made aware of the mysterious discovery. “The matter has been brought to my attention and is being investigated,” said Magudumana

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