Sasco disrupts SRC election by stealing ballot box

06:54 (GMT+2) Fri, 21 Sep 2012

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University has advised that the results of Wednesday's SRC election, will possibly only be announced today.

University spokesperson, Rosslyn Baatjies, says one of the parties standing for election, allegedly for SASCO, took it upon himself along with his supporters to disrupt the process as it became apparent that DASO was well ahead with only one station to be concluded.

The electrical substation situated next to the food court area on the South Campus where the count was being done.
The lock and door were broken in the process.

Baaitjies says alleged SASCO supporters entered and took possession of DASO ballots of which many were found strewn outside afterwards.

The SAPS then focused on the safe removal of the IEC and NMMU student affairs staff from the facility.

The University says the matter is under investigation.