In a statement‚ the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) said some voting stations were unable to open on time due to access to the stations being prevented by protest action‚ including the barricading of roads. The commission’s spokesperson‚ Kate Bapela‚ said approximately 140 voting stations (0.6 percent) around the country didn’t open due to community protests. Areas where community protests were reported included: • Eastern Cape: Amahlati; Mbizana; Thabankulu • Free State: Bloemfontein (Khayelitsha) • Gauteng: Tshwane (Mooiplaas; Pienaarspoort); Ekurhuleni (Kathlehong; Boksburg; Sebokeng); West Rand (Munsieville); Johannesburg (Lawley; Ivory Park) • KwaZulu-Natal: Ulundi; uMsunduzi; Ndwedwe; • Limpopo: Elias Motsoaledi; Polokwane; Ramamabolo; Giyani; • Mpumalanga: Gert Sibande; Sekunda; Bushbuckridge • North West: Rustenburg • Northern Cape: Dikgatlhong • Western Cape: Gugulethu The commission has urged all South Africans to make use of the final opening of voting stations thi...

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