Polokwane - A crocodile-infested river delayed the opening of a voting station near the Olifants River in Limpopo on Wednesday, election officials said.
The province's electoral officer Nkaro Mateta said the station opened at 09:00 because IEC officials could not cross the crocodile-infested river.
They had to wait for an army vehicle to take them across to set up the station at Mankele Primary School in Lebowakgomo, which then opened at 09:00.
"We needed a specialised car because there are crocodiles in the river."
Mateta said a normal 4x4 could not cross the river, so the army was called in to assist and provide the vehicle to transport the IEC officials. It's an army car used in the bushes. The locals use a man-made cable car. It's so risky."
She said the 300 to 400 registered voters for the area were all notified of the different hours for this voting station.
Only in Africa! A fine example of brilliant planning and foresight!