Brisk start for Midrand voting

2011-05-18 07:30

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 anticipated.

IEC presiding officer Jacob Mashele said they had received all ballot papers on time and that everything had gone according to plan.

“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 cause.

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