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Zuma urges voters not to spoil their ballot papers

President Jacob Zuma says now all that’s left is for the voters to do their part tomorrow.

President Jacob Zuma visited the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) results operations centre in Tshwane. Picture: @MYANC via Twitter.

PRETORIA - President Jacob Zuma has urged voters not to spoil their ballot papers when they go to the polls tomorrow.

Zuma visited the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) results operations centre in Tshwane this afternoon.

He was shown the IEC processes which will co-ordinate results from all over the country.

The president says he's satisfied with the IEC's preparations and now all that's left is for the voters to do their part tomorrow.

"I'm sure the country is ready for tomorrow to do their best. All that is left is for the voters [to vote]."

Zuma has urged citizens to vote properly.

"I'm looking forward to having less spoilt papers because we have been voting all the time."

The president has called on all those registered to make sure they visit their voting stations before they close.

He also says he's impressed by what he's seen at the centre, adding that he's confident voting will go smoothly.

Zuma says the electoral process is in good hands.

"To me it is clear, very little could go wrong and I can say from the briefing that it looks like everything will go fine. The process is so transparent that everyone has an opportunity to look at it."

He says tomorrow's elections are hotly contested and is happy government has put resources in place to ensure smooth processes.

"I'm very happy. These elections are quite elaborate given and I'm confident that we are going to do very well."

President Zuma says he can say without any fear of contradiction that the country is officially ready for tomorrow's elections.

After he was shown the IEC processes, which will co-ordinate results from all over the country from tomorrow night, he gave the IEC a thumbs up.

"I can now say without any fear of contradiction that we are ready for the elections."

The President was impressed with the systems at the centre and believes the smooth facilitation of the special votes yesterday and today indicates just how ready the IEC is.