Khayelitsha residents angry with ward changes

Residents in Kuyasa, Khayelitsha say they're unhappy with a decision that changed ward boundaries.

Kuyasa community members say they're opposed to ward demarcations and claim they weren't consulted. Picture: Siyabonga Sesant/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Residents in Kuyasa, Khayelitsha who disrupted voter registration in their community today say they're unhappy with a decision that changed the ward boundaries.

The demarcation board, not the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), is responsible for ward boundaries, but the protesters say they will block registration until this situation is addressed.

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A nyala and police vehicle are stationed outside the Lulwe Ngalama Primary School in Kuyasa, one of the voter registration points which has been shut by the community.

Another venue in the area has also been forced to close.

Community leader Pasika Khethekile says Kuyasa residents, are unhappy that the area which previously fell under Ward 95, now falls under Ward 97.

"We very angry because we don't belong under Ward 97 but under Ward 95."

Khethekile says the community will not register until this is rectified.

OTHER AFFECTED AREAS:

North West:

Mahikeng, Taung and Marikana.

Mpumalanga:

Bushbuckridge.

KwaZulu-Natal:

Ethekwini and Jozini.

Eastern Cape:

Nelson Mandela Bay, Butterworth & OR Tambo.

Northern Cape:

Pampierstad.

Free State:

Maluti-a-Phofung.