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  • IEC unveils math whiz squad to count votes correctlyIEC unveils math whiz squad to count votes correctly
    Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) CEO Sy Mamabolo says that to improve the quality of the counting and the completion of result slips, the commission has instituted a new category of staff who will support the presiding officer with the counting effort. Speaking to the media with approximately two hours of… Read more »
  • Malema, Buthane cross swords at polling station over injured childMalema, Buthane cross swords at polling station over injured child
    Economic Freedom Fighters leader, Julius Malema has condemned the ANC in the area for lack of political tolerance and compassion for children. Malema said this after Tshiamo Lebaka, 9, was caught in the crossfire during the riotous altercation between ANC and EFF members in Juju Valley outside Polokwane in Limpopo two weeks… Read more »
  • ‘If ANC loses, we will hand over power to the winner’‘If ANC loses, we will hand over power to the winner’
    Mpumalanga ANC chairperson, Mandla Ndlovu, says the ANC has done everything to win the elections in the province, which is still one of the party’s strongholds. Ndlovu, who spoke to Sunday World when he voted at the Bushbuckridge Civic Centre, hails from Thulamahashe near Bushbuckridge. The province has set itself… Read more »
  • Many people abandoning voting due to IEC glitches – EFFMany people abandoning voting due to IEC glitches – EFF
    The EFF says it is concerned about the failure of the Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC) voter management devices at several voting stations in the country on the day of the 2024 general national and provincial elections. EFF elections spokesperson Sixolise Gcilishe said the party has received reports that the queues… Read more »
  • General elections kicked off with minor hiccups, says IECGeneral elections kicked off with minor hiccups, says IEC
    The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) reported on Wednesday that a staggering 93% of voting stations opened both online and physically. However, the remaining ones followed suit shortly after a series of minor hiccups such as late deliveries, delayed security escorts, and the odd community protest. Despite these trivial setbacks, the… Read more »
  • Slow start to voting at Westville prison in KwaZulu-NatalSlow start to voting at Westville prison in KwaZulu-Natal
    Voting got off to a slow start at Durban’s Westville prison, with inmates expressing excitement as they waited in anticipation to cast their ballots. The inmates, clad in their familiar orange prison uniform, waited for up to two hours for ballot papers to arrive at the voting station inside the… Read more »
  • ACT leader Ace Magashule elated as his party contests electionsACT leader Ace Magashule elated as his party contests elections
    The president of African Congress for Transformation (ACT) Ace Magashule has alleged that voting material meant for voters has found its way into the hands of rogue elements and causing mayhem. Magashule, the former secretary-general of the governing ANC, said this on Wednesday when he spoke to Sunday World after… Read more »
  • Vote for whomever – Ex-president Thabo Mbeki advises as he votesVote for whomever – Ex-president Thabo Mbeki advises as he votes
    Former head of state Thabo Mbeki says South Africans must form a national dialogue to discuss ways to fix the country after the conclusion of this year’s national and provincial elections. Mbeki also said the ANC has an important role to play in that national dialogue because the party should… Read more »
  • Motsoeneng unfazed by judgment to pay back R11.5m bonusMotsoeneng unfazed by judgment to pay back R11.5m bonus
    The Supreme Court of Appeal’s (SCA) decision in the case involving former SABC boss-turned-politician Hlaudi Motsoeneng does not bother him. Motsoeneng said this after voting in Thaba Bosiu village in Qwaqwa, Free State. Speaking to Sunday World, he said he is not having sleepless nights over the R11.5-million that the… Read more »
  • WATCH | Scuffle erupts over Shivambu’s choice of voting stationWATCH | Scuffle erupts over Shivambu’s choice of voting station
    An altercation erupted between the EFF and ANC members as the latter tried to stop the red berets’ deputy president, Floyd Shivambu, from casting his vote. A group of ANC members, including former Operation Dudula leader Nhlanhla Lux, argued that Shivambu was not a member of the Braamfischerville community in… Read more »

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