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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Lion 'intimidates' prospective voters

Even the King of the Jungle does not approve of all this election fraud and monkey tricks going on: 

Lion 'intimidates' prospective voters
Marietie Louw-Carstens (Beeld)

2011-03-08 09:56

Pretoria - Prospective voters in the Vhembe region in Limpopo were "intimidated" - by a lion - when they tried to register over the weekend.

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) provincial electoral chief, Nkaro Matete, said at a media conference in Polokwane on Monday that the lion had apparently escaped from the Makuye park near Mutale.

The animal apparently prevented some local residents from registering for the local government election in May.

"There was a reported case of intimidation in Mutale where a lion scared off several voters from voting stations," said Matete.

She said police and game rangers looked for the lion on Saturday but couldn't find the animal.

Other problems

The lion wasn't the only problem faced by the IEC in the province over the voter registration weekend, she said, adding that they were worried about people being bussed into five registration stations in the Moglakwena and Ba-Phalaborwa municipal areas.

Matete also said three registration stations in the province didn't open due to opposition by traditional leaders who wouldn't allow the buildings to be unlocked.

In the Blouberg municipal area, the registration station in the Selaelo Primary School was also closed due to protests about border demarcations. IEC officials were also apparently intimidated.

More than 204 000 people visited 2 783 registration stations in the province over the weekend.

Source: www.news24.com

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6 comments :

Macaw said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

I just have one question: Why register if the bloody anc are going to make sure they win. let's get serious here. There is no political party that will beat them (except in the Wesstern Cape).

Apologies for sounding negative, but 9 months and still unable to get a job because I am a 40 plus white male

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

@ Macaw,

I feel exactly the same, and if my voting ward was not walking distance away, I would seriously not even bother. As you said, the Western Cape (and maybe the Northern Cape) are the only provinces left where it is worthwhile opposing the ANC. The rest of the provinces are gone forever. If whites want still want a future in this country then it is vital that they understand the relationship between demographics and political power, but unfortunately they don’t!

See the postings Eating and Elephant for and Independent Homeland, and A future Independent Homeland in South Africa.

There’s no need to apologise about feeling negative, we are all in the same boat! The past seven years of my life has been a battle for survival. I’m past the ‘gatvol’ stage now, and have my eyes set on the UK – back to my roots!

Macaw said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

I was thinking of the Uk (Scotland in particular), but the current economic climate makes it impossible for me to go over.

My boet and his family are off to OZ in the next few months. I do not have enough points to become a sheep shagger (... I actually like the ozzies...:) )

So, if I can get some money together, it is back to Cape Town for me and try to survive what is comming. Here in Pretoria (and I actually like the folks here), the whole infrastructure is screwed and getting worse. Never mind the crime ....

At least you will have a white Christmas in the UK (Man, the anc must hate snow :) )

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Hi TIA!

Check this youtube video out about that Rendier twat who got Google to close down SA Sucks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4k9rsQrU3B0

SPREAD THE WORD PLEASE!

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Follow-up story related to this posting:

Search for more lions after three shot dead

Macaw said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

I checked the link and viewed me of the comments. All I can say is that there is no hope for this country. Some idiot even asked if it was coincidence that the lions escaped on voter registration day.Some other idiot wanted to know when the braai was, so he/she/it could bring their own bottles..............Yip, that does it for me.

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