Pretoria – The burning of a school where voting was meant to take place in the Burgersfort area in Limpopo did not dampen the spirit of voters in that area.
According to the Provincial Electoral Officer, Nkaru Madida, the burning of the school had nothing to do with the elections.
“It is suspected that the school, which is partly burned, was burned by some learners who are fighting with the principal,” Madida said.
The incident took place before the voting station opened.
According to Madida, IEC officials discovered the fire early in the morning in one of the classrooms and immediately relocated to the nearby tribal offices.
Madida told BuaNews that apart from that incident, no other incidences were reported in the province and that all the voting stations opened on time.
Of the 2 781 voting stations in the province, 1 819 opened their doors to 6 068 voters to cast their special votes at voting stations with IEC officials visiting 22 025 voters at their homes. In total 22 432 Voters exercised their right to cast their votes on special voting days. In total, Limpopo had registered 2.34 million voters. – BuaNews