DURBAN - While most polling stations opened on time and polling was still going smoothly on Wednesday residents of Stickfarm in Umzinto on the KZN South Coast blocked voting stations demanding that their longstanding housing backlog issues be resolved.
According to a resident, who asked not to be named because he works for the provincial government, the residents wanted their concerns to be addressed.
"The residents are saying there won't be voting until their issues are resolved. Even the POP (Public Order Police) that was called to quell the protest failed and IEC cars were not allowed to come close to the voting station," the source said.
KZN Police spokesperson, Colonel Thulani Zwane, confirmed that there was some disturbance.
"We are aware that there is something happening there and we are still trying to establish what is happening," Zwane said.