CAPE TOWN Sunny. Mild.

MIN16
MAX20
7 day
  • Friday 16-20°c Sunny. Mild. Sunny. Mild.
    Saturday 16-21°c High level clouds. Mild. High level clouds. Mild.
    Sunday 15-19°c More sun than clouds. Mild. More sun than clouds. Mild.
    Monday 15-19°c Mostly sunny. Mild. Mostly sunny. Mild.
    Tuesday 15-20°c Sunny. Mild. Sunny. Mild.
    Wednesday 14-18°c Sunny. Mild. Sunny. Mild.
More News

EFF house recipient to vote in Nkandla

2014-05-06 21:50
(Sapa)
Nkandla - The woman whose house was built by EFF leader Julius Malema's supporters near Jacob Zuma's Nkandla residence will be voting at the same polling station as the country's president on Wednesday.

On Tuesday evening S'thandiwe Hlongwane was standing outside her cream-coloured house, less than 500m from the controversial KwaZulu-Natal homestead, while her 5-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter played outside.

The 31-year old said she had only had "a few problems" from ANC supporters since pictures of her with Malema and Zuma's residence in the background were splashed across the front pages of the newspapers.

At the time of Malema's unveiling of the house in early January, police and ANC supporters fought pitched battles in the street outside.

Things have been much more peaceful since then, with only a few comments about her house being made.

Hlongwane said that on Friday a small group of ANC supporters stopped outside her house with an ANC T-shirt for her.

"Comrade, we know you are lost. Malema is not going to feed you," they told her.

She never took the T-shirt and would be standing in the queue at Ntolwane Primary School to cast her vote.

The sagging roof of her house seen on the day Malema handed it over to her was no more.

She said the EFF members came back to repair it after reading media reports about the shoddy workmanship.

Download the app by visiting one of these app stores.

  

- SAPA
Read more on: anc  |  eff  |  pietermaritzburg  |  politics  |  elections 2014

More In This Category
KZN ANC plans to win all wards, municipalities

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal says it plans to win all wards and municipalities in the province in the upcoming local government elections.

I haven't sold out – DA's Cachalia

DA mayoral candidate for Ekhurleni, Ghaleb Cachalia, says while the EFF's membership is 'visible and vocal', it is also the ordinary people who go to work every day who will vote in large numbers in the upcoming local government elections.

Sanity must prevail at ConCourt over elections - Van Rooyen

It is hoped that “sanity will prevail” in the Constitutional Court next week, as postponing the elections is not an option, Co-operative Governance Minister Des van Rooyen says.

EFF must produce evidence of IEC vote rigging - dept

The EFF has still not produced evidence to back up its renewed claims that the IEC "stole" its votes during the 2014 elections, the Co-operative Governance Department says.

Comments
Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
12 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
News24 |   OLX  |  Property24  |  Careers24  |  Spree  |