Blaze at south Durban voting station

Blaze at south Durban voting station

The final voter registration weekend for the 2019 national and provincial elections, got off to a rocky start in KwaZulu-Natal yesterday, with protests at some outlying voting stations a fire at Burlington voting station, in Durban's southern suburbs.

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Allegations that the hall at which the station is located was petrol bombed have been circulating but police say  they can not confirm the cause of the blaze at this stage.

The ANC in the province has issued a statement, calling for a thorough investigation.

Spokesperson Nomagugu Simelane Zulu says it is believde that the attack was not related to service delivery.

"We are informed that it might have been related to issues with who was employed at that particular voting station and how they were employed. These are just allegations and we believe that the police will be able to give us information much later on," she says.

Zulu says another voting station has been set up across the road and that people are making use of it.

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