Johannesburg - Voting got off to a brisk
start in Midrand where, like in many other areas in Gauteng, service delivery
had not been up to scratch recently.
“This is my third municipal elections since
moving to Midrand and nothing has changed in that time,” said Serame Motloko,
one of the first voters at a local polling station.
The poor quality of roads and non-functioning
street lights topped the list of residents' complaints.
Voters at Halfway House Primary School began
queuing from 6am in conditions that were a lot more pleasant than most had
IEC presiding officer Jacob Mashele said they
had received all ballot papers on time and that everything had gone according
“The ballot papers arrived on time and we are
ready for what will be an important day. It has been smooth sailing here as
there have been no unexpected problems.”
Meanwhile ANC members erected banners in
front of the school in an attempt to convince undecided voters to join their