Pretoria - Rival groups of ANC and EFF supporters were
singing and dancing close to each other outside a voting station in Pretoria on
The word "voetsak" was prominent in both
groups' songs, with only about a metre separating the competing groups.
The groups had congregated near the voting station at the
City Hall, along Paul Kruger Street in central Pretoria.
Ivan Madlanga, a supporter of Julius Malema's Economic
Freedom Fighters, said he had had a tiring day but "would not leave it for
the African National Congress to win".
"We are proving to the ANC people that we sing
better than them. I am excited," said Madlanga, who was drenched in sweat.
Earlier, Tshwane metro police dispersed EFF supporters
who blocked Paul Kruger Street.
The EFF supporters left many cars, some attended, parked
adjacent to the voting station at the City Hall.
Frustrated motorists hooted and some shouted at the EFF
supporters to remove their vehicles.
As several police cars arrived, the EFF swiftly removed
their cars and sped off.
Four metro police cars were parked in the busy Paul
At 20:30 people were still streaming into the City Hall
to cast their votes.
A long, winding queue of hundreds of people slowly
progressed towards the voting tents.
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