No problems during special voting in Free State – SAPS


The South African Police Service (SAPS) in the Free State police haven’t experienced any problems since special voting for the 2016 Municipal Elections started on Monday.

SAPS Provincial Commissioner Simon Mpembe says they’re on track and have been monitoring the entire province. He was speaking today (Tuesday) at the IEC’s Results Operations Centre at the Bloemfontein City Hall.

Mpembe is adamant that the situation across the province will still be calm when most citizens will be casting their votes.

“I think what was good with yesterday and today, it’s that we didn’t experience any problems, so that we should be prepared for the bigger election day. We should also remember that, we were focusing on special votes and they are a good preparation for us to be sailing tomorrow. We will just be moving smoothly and we also expect everything to go well, as we have started well, without difficulties,” he said.

Meanwhile the Free State Provincial Results Centre is up and running and ready to collect and tally the results as they come in in numbers over the next few days.

Refilwe Gaeswe/Courant News