2 voter registration stations shut down in Khayelitsha

It's alleged that ANC members are deeply opposed to ward allocations in the area.

Police were seen around voting stations in Khayelitsha following tensions on 5 March 2016. Picture: Natalie Malgas/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Mayor Patricia de Lille has raised concern over two voter registration stations that were shut down in Khayelitsha amid African National Congress (ANC) protests.

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De Lille says the stations had to be closed earlier today after tensions flared up.

It's alleged that ANC members are deeply opposed to ward allocations in the area.

De Lille says police are on the scene monitoring the situation.

"I just feel that it is denying South Africans their democratic rights. Registration weekend was well advertised and it's taking place all over the country so the people are now denied."

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At the same time, the IEC hopes that three temporary registration stations in Pampierstad in the Northern Cape will be able to reopen later today after they were forced to shut down because of a protest.

Earlier a group of people charged and largely destroyed the tents.

It's understood the demonstration was not related to registration, but municipal boundaries.