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IEC happy with outcome of registration drive

The IEC says more than 1 million people made their way through to registration stations across SA.

An Independent Electoral Commission official registers a first time voter on Sunday 6 March 2016. Picture: Aletta Harrison/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says despite a handful of disruptions at registration stations in Gauteng and nationwide, it is happy with the outcome of its voter registration weekend.

According to the commission more than 1 million people made their way through to registration stations across South Africa.

The IEC says it was aware of disruptions at stations in eight province, and ensured a heavy police presence for the safety of residents and staff.

WATCH: Angry Kapok resident force IEC station to shut down

Meanwhile, President Jacob Zuma has emphasised the influence ordinary South Africans can have if they vote in municipal elections.

The president checked his voter registration details in Nkandla on Saturday.

He says these elections will have a direct bearing on people's lives.

"You want to make sure that the kind of councillor that is voted for is a councillor you know will do what the people want. That is why it becomes more important than other levels."