MOSES MABHIDA IN THE SPOTLIGHT AGAIN
After a lot of speculation, the versatility of Moses Mabhida Stadium has come to the forefront.
Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) in KwaZulu-Natal launched the results centre in the Fifa World Cup Stadium on Sunday.
This centre will be used by the political party’s agents, observers, members of the media and IEC staff. When IEC CEO Masotho Moepya addressed the media, he stated that the process of voting abroad has gone well and most ballot papers have arrived in Centurion, Pretoria.
Sboniso Xaba, who is part of IEC team for this election shared his joy, “I am very excited, since I will be the booth controller in Campbell Hall, Glenwood. I am happy that Moses Mabhida stadium is not the white elephant after hosting the 2010 FIFA world cup, it has now hosted big events and now IEC is using it as its provincial centre,” concluded Xaba.
According to the IEC statistics there about 5.1 million registered votes in the province and all the votes counted in the voting stations will end up in the majestic Moses Mabhida Stadium. After the hard work of counting the votes, the results will be sent to the national IEC centre in Pretoria.
Lindani Nene from Clermont praised the facilities that Moses Mabhida offers, “I had a privileged of attending R-Kelly’s concert in the stadium, I am very happy that the IEC chose a venue of this calibre, it feels good when we start to eat the fruits of our democracy. I cannot wait to listen to Ukhozi FM when they give us all the provincial elections update from Moses Mabhida,” stated Nene.
The Wembley of the Zulu Kingdom, as many people refer to Moses Mabhida Stadium because of its arch, continues to be more functionally than other stadia that were built for the world cup.