KZN ‘racing against time’ to get flood-stricken areas ready for elections


KwaZulu-Natal is in a race against the clock to ensure all access roads and voting stations affected by recent flooding are ready for the general elections on Wednesday.

The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) on Monday said it was “racing against time” to ensure that vital elections infrastructure affected during the Easter weekend floods are repaired by Wednesday.

“The task is enormous by any measure with as many as 233 reported instances of damage to access roads to voting stations or voting stations themselves. We are monitoring the progress as the affected municipalities undertake the necessary repairs,” said Cogta MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube.

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