5 August 2008
'Mental patient among officials at Simunye polling station’
By Nelsiwe Ndlangamandla
THE nominees of Lusoti and Ngomane villages in Simunye have accused one of the registration officers of not being mentally stable.
The nominees wrote a petition to the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) where they claimed the said officer had been in and out of a psychiatric centre.
They alleged that it was for this reason that the nomination at this centre did not go well.
In the petition they said a lot of mistakes were made during the registration process such that they had to go back to correct them.
They even want the nominations to be nullified, saying some of the nominees were not eligible to be nominated in the villages.
Part of the petition reads “The people involved in the registration process were not eligible or right people, because some of them were not of good mental conditions as they were in and out of the psychiatric centre.
Due to the reasons stated above we feel the whole process has not been run in the manner it was supposed to.”
The petitioners said they served the petition to the EBC yesterday morning.
Sabelo Dlamini EBC, Public Relations Officer said he was still going to find out if the letter had reached his office.