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Cape Town – A man has been removed from the Retreat Civic Centre in Cape Town for “unruly” behavior, the IEC says.

As voting got underway on Wednesday morning, Western Cape IEC head Courtney Sampson confirmed that the man had been removed from the station after it was opened at 7am.

Sampson said IEC officials had responded to reports of an unruly member of the public.

“He was asked to leave by the presiding officer. When he refused, the police officer on duty escorted him out. He was not arrested,” he said.

Police spokesperson Andrè Traut said: “A gentleman was asked to leave the Retreat Civic Centre pollling station by members of SAPS as he was regarded as causing a nuisance. No criminal case has been opened.”