IEC and demarcation board try to prevent protests in Khayelitsha

The IEC held meetings with community members in an effort to ensure a smooth voter registration process.

Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) officials during voter registration weekend. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) and the Municipal Demarcation Board have intervened to prevent further protests at a Khayelitsha voter registration station.

Residents in Kuyasa embarked on protests after the demarcation board decided the area would fall under Ward 97.

The community insists the area falls under Ward 95 and refused to partake in the voter registration process.

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The IEC and the board held two meetings with community members during the week in an effort to ensure a smooth voter registration process this weekend.

Community leader Pasika Khethekile says officials have promised to address their ward change concerns by 18 April.

He says if they allow the ward changes to take effect, residents would be voting for councillors they don't know.

During the previous registration drive Kuyasa community members ran amok, forcing the closure of the registration station for the entire weekend.