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Student organisations want probe into SRC results at UWC

Despite calls for an investigation into the matter Sasco has been declared the winner receiving 100 percent.

The University of Western Cape. Picture: Facebook.

CAPE TOWN - Student organisations at the University of the Western Cape are planning to interdict the results of SRC elections, claiming there were irregularities in the process.

Several students staged protests at the Bellville campus on Friday after allegations that some ballot boxes were tempered with.

They claim some students were allowed to vote twice.

Despite calls for an investigation into the matter, the South African Students Congress (Sasco) has been declared the winner receiving 100 percent of the votes.

The EFF's Palesa Mcophela says they want a probe into the matter.

"The regulations say that if you've appealed, the vice-rector and the office of the SDS have to conduct an electoral tribunal, they did not."

Democratic Alliance Student Organisation's Marlo Ford says they cannot accept the outcomes.

"Everyone and all organisations involved said these elections can't be deemed free and fair because something is going on now."

Mcophela said, "We found the ballots folded in other ballots, which implicates that other people were given two ballots, so they voted twice."

However, the Pan Africanist Student Movement of Azania (PASMA)'s Lindokuhle Mandyoli said the organisations raise the matter with the university but their objections were dismissed.

Sasco has not been available for comment.

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