A truck belonging to the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) was allegedly looted in Mthatha, Eastern Cape on Monday, just before the highly anticipated South African elections. The truck was transporting documents related to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) voter’s roll, as well as EFF t-shirts.

The incident has raised concerns about the security and integrity of the electoral process. The elections, which are scheduled to take place today, are expected to be closely contested, with the EFF being one of the main contenders.

Today, a record of about 27.7 million South Africans are expected to cast their votes in the country’s seventh general election since 1994.

The ruling African National Congress (ANC) is set to face a huge challenge, with polls suggesting they may drop below 50% of the vote. In 2019, the ANC received 57.5% of the vote and 230 out of 400 seats in parliament.

The outcome is highly anticipated, with many wondering if the ANC will retain its majority or if opposition parties will gain ground.

Voting opens at 7 am and closes at 9 pm.