The South African Police Service (SAPS) slammed photos that were posted on social media which showed the alleged mismanagement of voting materials.
On Thursday evening, the SAPS took to Facebook to set the record straight in a collage of photos showing the mismanagement of ballot boxes.
Briefly.co.za learned the SAPS dubbed the photos "misleading" and "blatant mischief."
"The South African Police Service is Gauteng can confirm that a collage of images that has gone viral on social media, purporting mismanagement of voting material at the metro/municipal offices in Midrand, is totally misleading and should be regarded as blatant mischief," the SAPS wrote.
The post went on to explain that the SAPS confirmed with the IEC that the location where the photos were taken was "an official disposal site for that which has been declared unusable by the IEC."
However, South Africans were not buying the excuse and they expressed their concerns on social media.
Martin Immelman commented: "It's funny how the counting are still happening, but they already dispose of ballots - I would think that this should only happen once counting is complete and the auditors signed off on the counting?"
George Kruger added: "Yeah right and we must believe you. Tell this to Snow White and the seven dwarfs and to Peter Pan in Never Land."
Michelle Human Cowley said: "IEC is paid by the ANC government so how can the election be free and fair."
Willie Van Tonder wrote: "Ja ja nice way to explain it away .Do not believe anything from ANC or IEC."
Sibongile Nhlapo added: "'Official disposal site' it doesn't look like a professional official disposal site at all."
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