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IEC explains dumped ballot boxes in Lamontville

The IEC says the boxes did not have any ballot papers inside but were instead being taken for recycling.

FILE: A voter casts their ballot. Picture: Aletta Harrison/EWN.

ETHEKWINI - The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has clarified reports of ballot papers being found in Lamontville in KwaZulu-Natal.

It has confirmed that boxes were found at a recycling dump but insists correct procedures have been followed.

The IEC in that province has given its final update.

KZN IEC head Mawethu Mosery says the completion of capturing of results will now be at 10pm and not 7pm as stated in this morning's briefing.

Regarding Lamontville, Mosery says the IEC boxes that have been found in there did not have any ballot papers inside but were instead being taken for recycling.

But police have still been dispatched to the area to monitor the situation.

Of the 13,510 results that still need to be captured, just over 1,000 remain.