Port Elizabeth - Drama unfolded outside a polling station in Helenvale in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday when police and the military were called to inspect a house alleged to be storing a ballot box.
However, it later emerged that the box in question was a black utility box used to store toilet rolls.
Speaking outside Bayview Primary School, ANC activist Hendrik Villis said he suspected something untoward when he saw DA members entering the home. The ANC called the police to probe whether a ballot box had been stolen.
"Something was going on there in that house. We called the police and the police went inside and found the box," another ANC activist, Veronica Voisen said.
The DA's David Adrian accused ANC members of manufacturing a lie about his party.