Govt pleased with 2016 elections
The inter-ministerial committee on elections says it's happy with how the polls were conducted.
JOHANNESBURG - The inter-ministerial committee on elections says it's happy with how the polls went off, adding its work has paid off.
The committee, which includes the departments of Home Affairs, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Defence and State Security, was tasked with providing leadership and coordination.
Local Government Minister Des van Rooyen says the committee is satisfied with how the elections were run and says the work done by the inter-ministerial committee on elections contributed to ensuring free and fair elections.
"Duties, such as investigating reported offences, also took place. At the same time, teams comprising of elite Saps members were active in various parts of the country."
He says Home Affairs also played a role in ensuring that people could vote.
"On election day, 6,880 temporary IDs, 244 green bar-coded ID books and 748 smart ID cards were collected."
The minister says over 200,000 personnel from 18 government departments and agencies were also deployed to oversee the voting process.