Mabopane residents, independent candidate threaten court action over voters’s roll

2021-Oct-12   08:23

Mabopane residents, independent candidate threaten court action over voters’s roll Source: Gomolemo Mothomogolo/Newsnote video screenshot

- Gomolemo Mothomogolo

An independent candidate, Julius Rapholo, and residents of Ward 21 in Mabopane, north of Pretoria, have threatened to head to the Constitutional Court if the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) fails to resolve the “issues on the voters' roll”.

Community members of this ward marched to the IEC head office on Monday.

Rapholo raised concerns that a family of six registered voters with the same residential address were being placed in different wards in the area. He wants the commission to fix the voters' roll before the 1 November local government elections.

“The voter' roll is out, but it is not cast in stone. It means they must acknowledge that they have made an error and they themselves must apply to the Constitutional Court so that they can rectify errors of this nature," Rapholo said.

He said the community will approach the Constitutional Court because of the urgency of this matter as the elections are around the corner.

Chief Executive Officer of the IEC, Sy Mamabolo, accepted the group's memorandum of demands.

The voters' roll is ready and has been finalized for the municipal polls.

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