IEC seeks answers from 'removable' indelible ink company

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says it will launch an investigation into claims of an inconsistency in the indelible ink used to prevent people from voting more than once.

A series of claims have been made by some members of the public who say the ink was easily removable and faded just hours after casting their ballots on Wednesday.

READ: Ink washing off thumbs raises alarm bells of being able to vote more than once

The IEC says it has used the same company in previous years and that the commission has not had these problems in the past.

Eyewitness News reporter Clement Manyathela has more on the story.

After Eyewitness News pressed them and told them about the kind of documentary evidence that we have, showing them that the ink is easy to wash off, they said they are going to get in touch with this company and seek answers.

Clement Manyathela, Reporter -EWN

They have decided they will start an investigation into this indelible ink.

Clement Manyathela, Reporter -EWN

Click on the link below to hear the full report as well as more on the voting count....


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