DA raises registration red flag in JHB

The party says there are cases where people have completely disappeared from the voters roll.

An IEC official assists a Denver resident during voter registration weekend. Picture: Govan Whittles/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Although the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has urged people experiencing problems with their addresses to come forward, the Democratic Alliance (DA) says they've come across cases in which people have completely disappeared from the voters roll.

DA member of Parliament James Lorimer says they have experienced problems in suburbs in northwestern Johannesburg.

The IEC says they need to deal with problems on a case by case bases.

The DA's Lorimer says they've noted people who are not registered at all.

"We have also had some very disturbing cases where people's registrations seems to have disappeared entirely. We hope that it's not widespread, but it certainly is a cause for concern."

But the commission's Simon Mamabolo says they can only respond to people who report their problems.

"We need the details of those people so we can check what happened. Is it at one station or at all stations in that area?"

The IEC also says people can send their identity numbers to 32810, which will tell them if and where they are registered.

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Meanwhile, IEC officials at a Franschhoek centre in the Western Cape say they have assisted only four people to register to vote since yesterday. But they say they have had many community members coming in to check their details have been captured correctly.

DA and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) political party members are sitting in the shade as community members trickle in to check their details.

An African National Congress poster is propped up on a tree at the Groot Drakenstein games club.

IEC officials in Franschhoek say only one community member has come in to register so far today, bringing the weekend tally to four by midday.

However, one official is confident more people will come in this afternoon to verify their details.