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2014 campaign marked by intimidation and violence

THE May 7 election has been one of the most contested elections of the past 20 years, with the ANC expected to lose support.

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Elections: Sterkspruit voters turn up in numbers

THE troubled town of Sterkspruit, where more than 500 police officers were deployed to keep the peace, was fairly quiet yesterday as people cast their votes.

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EC town braces for election day revolt

ANGRY residents of an Eastern Cape town have ordered businesses to shut and tyres to be burnt in the streets in their bid to halt elections tomorrow.

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Police shield Mantashe from angry EC crowd

ANC heavyweight Gwede Mantashe was quickly surrounded by armed police officers when a rally took a volatile turn yesterday.

NEW VOTER: First time voter Mqoqi Lindokuhle with a friend registering yesterday at Mzingisi Junior Primary School

Army, police called in to control hotspots

E Cape wants highest voter registration THE army was called to Sterkspruit at the weekend as the ruling party embarked on a last-minute bid to stave off voter registration protests.

More than 1000  members of the Sterkspruit Civic Association publicly burnt  ANC T-shirt some with President Jacob Zuma's face  saying that the  ANC  has on its own divorced itself from  the civic association.
The civic association members  gatherhered  on the koppie near a graveyard  overseeing the Bensonville Teachers Training College in Sterkpsruit where the provincial government was  celebrating the the national  Women's Day.  Picture:LULAMILE FENI 20130817

Residents burn ANC T-shirts as Kiviet speaks

MORE than 100 heavily armed police with water cannons and armoured vehicles were on high alert on Friday as residents burnt ANC T-shirts less than 100m from where premier Noxolo Kiviet addressed a small crowd.

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State departments to ditch troubled Sterkspruit

A NUMBER of Eastern Cape government departments plan to leave Sterkspruit for Aliwal North 83km away due to the volatile situation in the town.

MAN OF ACTION: UDM leader Bantu Holomisa addresses Sterkspruit residents yesterday Picture: LULAMILE FENI

Holomisa vows to take up Sterkspruit’s cause

UNITED Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa said he would help Sterkspruit residents take their dream of becoming a stand-alone municipality to the Constitutional Court.

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