Thursday, April 23, 2009

Stuffed ballot box discovered in South Africa

In an irregularity in voting in South Africa's general election last night, the officer in charge of a polling station in KwaZulu-Natal was taken into custody after a box of completed ballot papers was discovered before the polls had opened.

There was no immediate explanation for the irregularity, and officials of the Independent Election Commission ordered an investigation.

The election is being watched by hundreds of observers, including 355 international monitors, and South Africa has been praised for the conduct of the campaign, which is recognised as free and fair.

3 Opinion(s):

FishEagle said...

SABC news reported that it was IFP marks.

Doberman said...

I will correct the commentary. Many thanks. I'd like to see it though. Jes in case.

Anonymous said...

Even if it was IFP, it doesn't come close to the days when the IFP were strongest in KZN and hundreds of boxes from IFP strongholds were found lining the beaches after SAP officers transporting them had been ordered to throw them into some of the provinces major rivers!