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A 'very good turnout' in Kraaifontein as voters steadily stream in

2016-08-03 16:48
Chumisa Bambatha and party agent Thabo Tsiu in Kraaifontein (Jenni Evans, News24)

Cape Town  Almost 631 voters had turned up by 13:00 to cast their votes in the tussle between the ANC and DA for ward 11 in Kraaifontein, Cape Town, on Wednesday.

"It is a very good turnout so far," said ANC party agent, Thabo Tsiu, as cars parked outside the church hall where voting was taking place.

He and Chumisa Bambatha sat beneath a gazebo next to a poster of the party's candidate for the municipal elections, Bradley Muller.

The morning sun was slowly replaced by icy cold rain, but voters kept arriving.

At the DA table, agents helped voters check their details next to a picture of current councillor, Brenda Jansen, who hopes to retain her seat. 

In 2011 the DA got 61.5% of the votes and the ANC 33.17%.

ANC elections organiser, Nomvula Mokonyane, visited Kraaifontein as part of the party's push to pry the City of Cape Town away from the DA.

"It's very quiet. Peaceful quiet with no problems," said a DA agent. 

Christiaan Hougaard, 43 was voting for the first time. His work schedule had previously clashed with the voting day, but on Wednesday the salesman at a butchery finished at 14:00.

"I know for sure who I am going to vote for," he said. "It is an easy choice to make."


Checking details in Kraaifontein (Jenni Evans, News24)

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