Pretoria - The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) on Wednesday warned that people attempting to vote twice would face serious consequences including charges of fraud.
Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Sy Mamabolo made the warning at the national results operations centre in Pretoria, after journalists asked him about claims of people removing the ink from their fingernails and voting again in the ongoing sixth general elections.
"If there are people who are attempting to double vote, then it's a fraudulent activity. It's one which the Commission will not countenance. If there is evidence of anyone attempting, or having factually voted twice we would want details of those people so that we institute prosecutions against them," said Mamabolo.
"We can never allow a situation where people are allowed to vote twice."
At the same briefing, IEC's deputy chief executive Masego Shiburi revealed that by 5pm on Wednesday, five voting stations had not been opened to enable South Africans to cast their votes.