Registration weekend peaceful

2016-03-11 06:00
Manala Makho-lose (front) at a busy bus rank in Kokstad spoke to ‘Fever’. Photo: sipehehe nketo

Manala Makho-lose (front) at a busy bus rank in Kokstad spoke to ‘Fever’. Photo: sipehehe nketo

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THE voter registration drive ended peacefully in Kokstad last weekend, although many villagers are hoping that service delivery is improved.

Last weekend, South Africans flocked to check if their name is on the voters’ roll and register or to reregister if they have moved.

Police confirmed that the first voter registration drive in Kokstad went off smoothly. Police spokesman Lieutenant Dumisani Ncongo said: “Women and men in blue patrolled all the voting stations.”

Fever reporter spoke to street vendor Mangungu Mjoli (51) at the busy bus rank at Kokstad.

“Voting is important to my future. I am voting in the hope that my children get jobs. Our government is improveing our lives. I have an RDP house, now I need a safe place where I can put my stock and sell to people.”

Manala Makholose (58) said: “I have been selling liver for 17 years on the street, but there is no change. Government always promises to build us nice places to run our busines from, but we get nothing and on rainy days we have to put plastic on our head to keep dry.

“We are paying R120 a year to trade, but there is no improvement for our businesses. We depend on the money we get from the street to pay school fees for our children.”

An 18-year-old man, who wanted to remain anonymous, told Fever: “This year I will be voting for the first time and I am happy. I am going to make sure my voice is heard after putting my X on a ballot paper.”

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