Soweto: Voting was memorable

Scores of Soweto residents young and old described casting their ballots as a memorable moment.

Scores of Soweto residents young and old described casting their ballots as a memorable moment. Picture: Marisa Oosthuizen/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Voting went smoothly at stations in Soweto where several prominent people cast their ballots yesterday.

Scores of Soweto residents young and old described casting their ballots as a memorable moment.

The DA's Mmusi Maimane described the day as a profound moment.

"It culminates you being able to say let's bring change to Gauteng. It's the most humbling moment you can ever experience."

ANC deputy presidents Cyril Ramaphosa said he hoped South Africans voted wisely.

"It's about making a choice among many parties."

Meanwhile, Orlando West high School came to a standstill when ANC stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela arrived to cast her ballot, she was accompanied by some members from the ruling party.

PEACE AT THE POLLS IN W CAPE

Voting in the Western Cape went smoothly, with 3 million of the country's voters based in the province.

Senior ANC member and Cabinet Minister Ebrahim Patel cast his vote in Westlake in Cape Town.

The DA, ANC, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and Congress of the People (Cope) had set up stalls within arm's reach of each other at a church in Westlake.

Party supporters sang and danced in the busy street while IEC and police officials kept an eye on proceedings.

He chatted to other voters while waiting in line rather than jumping the queue.

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