Technical glitches at some Ekurhuleni voting stations

A number voting stations in Ekurhuleni experienced technical glitches on Saturday but the IEC says it would iron out some of the challenges before they closed.

EFF party agents in Katlehong expressed dissatisfaction with the IEC due to the technical problems, saying it was not right that voter’s information had to be captured manually.

Itani Mukwevho, acting chairperson for EFF in Gauteng, was at Katlehong Technical High School, in ward 55, one of the stations that experienced technical problems earlier this morning.

“We are checking our voting district of the EFF but we are encouraging the community more, especially the youth to come out to vote. We are disappointed with the IEC because I entered this voting station, I got a notification from all our party agents in Gauteng, they are complaining that the system is down.

“Now they can’t do what they are here for and they are wasting time, it’s almost two hours without them being able to register our people,” said Mukwevho.