All set for local by-elections
TWO by-elections will take place in the King Cetshwayo District next week.
According to Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) District Manager Stella Dlamini, voters in Richards Bay’s Ward 3 and Mthonjaneni are urged to diarise next Wednesday, 3 October to cast their votes.
‘Various voting stations will be set up in both areas to accommodate registered voters and will be open between 7am and 9pm.
‘Unfortunately, the registration phase has since passed and those not registered will not be able to vote,’ said Dlamini.
The by-elections follow the resignation of the DA ward councillor in Richards Bay and the death of the IFP ward councillor in Mthonjaneni.
Dlamini said the District IEC office was ready for the byelections.
‘Everything has been organised, we have recruited staff, set up the voting station areas and distributed the necessary material,’ she said.
Voting stations in Richards Bay
• Richardia Primary School
• Arboretum Primary School
• John Ross College
• Veldenvlei Community Centre
• Evangelical Church Richards Bay
Voting stations in Mthonjaneni
• Ubuqhawebethu Primary School
• Emkhindini Primary School
• Sinqobile Secondary School
• Emayeni Crèche
• Fontein Store
• Nthuthuko Primary School
King Cetshwayo District IEC officials Carol Luthuli, Stella Dlamini (Manager) and Tshando Matshenjwa are geared up for next Wednesday’s ward by-elections