CAPE TOWN Morning clouds. Mild.

MIN14
MAX18
7 day
  • Saturday 14-18°c Morning clouds. Mild. Morning clouds. Mild.
    Sunday 14-22°c Sunny. Mild. Sunny. Mild.
    Monday 15-24°c High level clouds. Mild. High level clouds. Mild.
    Tuesday 16-24°c Morning clouds. Mild. Morning clouds. Mild.
    Wednesday 15-20°c More sun than clouds. Mild. More sun than clouds. Mild.
    Thursday 13-18°c Sunny. Mild. Sunny. Mild.
More News

Early celebration for ANC

2014-05-07 23:06

Witbank - ANC supporters in Witbank, Mpumalanga, began celebrating hours before voting stations were due to close at 21:00 on Wednesday.

There was jubilation and celebration as music blared from vehicles covered in ANC flags in KwaGuqa township.

In one developed area of the township, voters clad in ANC T-shirts hung out of their car windows, while some stood up, peeking out from a convoy of convertible vehicles.

In another part of the township, a group of voters blockaded streets, singing struggle songs and dancing in the roads.

Some youths tried to make money amid the activity as they carried sand in wheelbarrows to close the massive potholes outside one voting station. They asked for small change in return.

Darkness in the informal settlement part of the township did not stop last-minute voters from heading to the polls.

The queues outside the make-shift voting tents continued to swell with less than two hours until the close of voting.

People stood under dim or non-functioning street lights as the queues grew with more potential voters returning from work.

Observing the proceedings was a group of ANC supporters who waved a large party flag next to the queue.

At another section, members of the ANC and members of the Economic Freedom Fighters tried to outdo each other in song.

Follow Election Results LIVE.

- SAPA
Read more on: anc  |  mbombela  |  elections 2014

More In This Category
IEC announces by-election date

The IEC has announced a date for municipal ward by-elections.

ANC Limpopo urges party to rebuild, dismisses early conference talk

The ANC in Limpopo has vowed to reform itself and has urged branches to focus on rebuilding instead of holding an early special conference or consultative conference.

3 more arrests for slain DA councillor, partner

Three more people have appeared in court in connection with the murders of DA councillor Johannes Baatjies and his business partner, the Northern Cape Hawks have said.

ANC 'colluding' MEC in hung councils hits back at IFP

KwaZulu-Natal Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube has hit back at the Inkatha Freedom Party which has accused her of working with the ANC to stall processes in hung municipalities.

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
30 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
News24 |   OLX  |  PROPERTY24  |  CAREERS24  |  SPREE  |