Katlehong Residents Denied Chance To Register For 2019 Elections


JOHANNESBURG -The Democratic Alliance (DA) Gauteng Constituency Head for Katlehong Lebo More says the DA has condemned the violence and intimidation against IEC presiding officers and residents that took place in Katlehong during last week’s the voter registration weekend.

Meanwhile IEC operated in various communities on weekend to allow people to register and verify their home addresses ahead 2019 national elections, voting stations around Katlehong were forced to close due to violence which resulted in denying residents a chance to register to vote for Total Change in the 2019 general elections. .

According to reports several roads were closed, cars damaged and two clinics were not able to operate due to a service delivery protest in the area over the installation of prepaid electricity meters.

“This protest by the community once again shows that the ANC-led municipality cares little about the delivery of services to the residents of Ward 55,” said More.

The DA has called on South African Police Service (SAPS) to ensure that the rule of law is maintained and taken serious during voter registration weekends and election time.

The DA has also called on the IEC to investigate this matter as several residents have been denied the right to register to vote and update their details on the voter’s roll.