Nelson Mandela to vote at home

2011-05-16 08:42
Johannesburg - Former president Nelson Mandela will cast a special vote at his Houghton home, north of Johannesburg, on Monday, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) said.

"It is a special vote," said IEC spokesperson Kate Bapela.

Mandela, 92, is under medical supervision at home after being hospitalised in February with a respiratory infection.

Bapela said former president Thabo Mbeki also applied for a special vote. SABC radio news said he would go to a voting station in Killarney, Johannesburg, on Monday morning.

Bapela said she did not know why Mbeki would not be able to vote on election day on Wednesday.

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