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Marikana miners go home to vote

Marikana residents are preparing to travel as far as the Eastern Cape to cast their votes tomorrow.

Marikana residents are preparing to travel as far as the Eastern Cape to cast their votes tomorrow. Picture: Christa van der Walt/EWN.

MARIKANA - Marikana residents in the North West are preparing to travel home as far as the Eastern Cape tonight to cast their votes tomorrow.

In less than 24 hours millions of South Africans will cast their ballots.

Mineworkers are on their way to work this morning and those who spoke to Eyewitness News said they will be voting tomorrow, believing their vote will bring an end to poverty in the area.

The Marikana area has been declared one of the hotspot areas this elections after the deadly August 2012 shootings during a labour protest, which caused residents and miners to refuse ANC leaders into the area.

With just a few hours to go before political parties have to stop their campaigning the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is planning to wrap up their election campaign in Marikana this afternoon.