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Police monitor Kayamandi registration station

Violence erupted in the area on Saturday over poor service delivery.

Police are keeping a close eye on this registration station in Kayamandi following a violent protest on 8 February 2014. Picture: Siyabonga Sesant/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Police are keeping a close watch on a registration station in Kayamandi near Stellenbosch today following violence in the area on Saturday.

Dozens of disgruntled residents descended on the station, destroying Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) banners and demanded that officials immediately close it down.

Residents are complaining about poor service delivery in the area and have threatened not to vote in the upcoming elections.

IEC officials busy registering potential voters at the Legacy Centre in Kayamandi say they are constantly looking over their shoulders today after an angry mob threatened to burn down the building yesterday.

The two officials say protesters went on the rampage and also allegedly intimidated those who came to register.

Police, who are today patrolling the area, managed to disperse the demonstrators.

Locals are shying away from the centre where only 18 people have so far registered to vote.

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