EFF reports missing ballot papers in East London

More than 1000 ballot papers were missing from a voting station in East London, an EFF official said on Wednesday (07/05/2014).

EFF provincial leader in the Eastern Cape Themba Wele said the Economic Freedom Fighters had lodged an official complaint with the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) provincial operations centre after ballot papers were missing from St Anne's Primary School in Southernwood.

"We are going to investigate the matter," the IEC's spokeswoman for the region, Pearl Ngoza, said.

She would not elaborate, saying a statement would be issued when problems in the area had been resolved.

A voting station in Sunnyridge, East London, only opened after 9am but Ngoza was unable explain the delay. - Sapa