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Voter turnout in Gauteng has been so high that ballot boxes were too full, the provincial electoral commission said on Wednesday.
"As early as 5.30am, there were queues forming at some of our voting stations in the province," Gauteng chief electoral officer Sy Mamabolo told reporters in Johannesburg.
He estimated that there would be a turnout of more than 80%.
Although voting had gone smoothly in the province, ballot boxes were becoming too full and election officials were in talks with political parties about a safe process to empty the boxes.