The Electoral Institute of Southern Africa (EISA) has commended the Independent Electoral Commission for taking action after ballot papers were stolen in Soweto.
Boxes containing about 2 000 ballot papers for Wednesday's local elections were taken from a delivery van in Dobsonville last Thursday.
EISA’s Dennis Kadima says this promotes confidence, adding that, “I think it's good when there is a problem and we see an action. I think that will be good for all candidates who are involved and all parties who are involved in the electoral process and it may also create a degree of trust in the process."
Meanwhile more than 800 000 people qualifying for special votes will vote from 1-2 August 2016 as the 2016 local government elections get under way.
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