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#Elections2016: CT voter registration continues despite rainy weather

Ninety-year-old Simon Geduld walked 800 meters from his home to ensure he was registered to vote.

Rainy weather in Cape Town hasn't deterred several senior citizens from accessing voter registration points. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Rainy weather in Cape Town hasn't deterred several senior citizens from accessing voter registration points in Kensington, Cape Town.

Voting stations across the country opened this morning and South Africans can register to vote until 5pm today.

While little activity has been recorded at the station, the few people who are trickling in are mostly senior citizens.

#Elections2016 President Zuma's view on the importance of registering and voting pic.twitter.com/YDttITVeJX

Geduld says he was active in fighting for a democratic South Africa, and can't stress enough the importance of voting.

"Nelson Mandela came in here and that's the time where we all started to vote and I can still remember when we voted, we were all very excited."

Voting registration will also be taking place tomorrow.

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says about 9 million South Africans are not registered, but it's hoping for a turnout of 1 million this weekend.

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