|Ntate Selalale was the first to vote.|
Voting day began in earnest with residents out in full force as voting stations were packed in the early hours of the day. A man identifying himself as Ntate Selalale was the first voter in the Magistrate’s Court.
|IEC officials making sure all goes according|
“I have voted for the party that I love,” he said.
Another voter, Nomvula Maoketsana , says her vote is for youth empowerment in the township.
IEC Presiding officer Lesego Letswalo was happy with the turnout. “The system is going well.”
Different views and concerns from electorates emerged as in other voting stations with long, slow queues in the Nkhensani Primary School and Rulani Junior Secondary School. Voting systems there were also slow. Those waiting on queues could not be deterred as they were excited about the change that has come to South Africa as one young voter, Kelebogile Maffiman explained.
|Ward councilor, Rosemary Ngobeni, voting at |
Rhulani Junior Secondary School.
ANC ward councilor Rosemary Ngobeni and General Mahlomola from SCD Metro also came to the polls and casted their votes.
“There are challenges but there are progressive things that we can do,” said Mangubeni
As people were voting certain members of the ANC were recruiting people.