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Diepsloot residents: We hope our vote will secure us a better life

Unemployment is at its highest in the area and residents are still asking for adequate housing.

ANC members are pictured in Diepsloot on elections day, while voters queue on 3 August 2016. Picture: Clement Manyathela/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - As Diepsloot residents queue to cast their votes this afternoon, many say they are hoping for a better life.

One of the biggest voting stations in the area is the Diepsloot Combined School.

#Elections2016 ANC members in a bakkie, with loud hailer. Playing ANC songs in Diepsloot. CM pic.twitter.com/bao5zTXyeY



The process has been going smoothly with residents saying they are impressed with how fast the queue is moving.

Unemployment is at its highest in the informal settlement and residents are still asking for adequate housing.

Voters says they hope their ballot will take help secure a better life for their families.

"I want to see them build better houses," one resident said.

#Elections2016 EFF, DA, ANC have set up outside one of the biggest voting stations in Diepsloot. CM pic.twitter.com/KdTyF3dOQK



Another resident has called for funding for free education.

Many residents have been spending the public holiday at the Diepsloot Mall. When asked if they would be voting some said they would "see later".

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