Elderly people first in line in Hammanskraal

2016-08-03 07:41

Pretoria - With canes and walking sticks clasped in hand, 85-year-old Samuel Chauke and his 82-year-old wife Maria on Wednesday slowly walked to the voting centre in Hammanskraal to make their mark in the the icy cold weather.

Elderly people woke up early in Hammanskraal to ensure they were first in line at the voting station.

"We love the party we are voting for, so we decided to come early and cast our votes," said Samuel.

Among those in the queue was 27-year-old Nthabiseng Mphaka, who is a first-time voter. She said she never had the urge or saw the need to vote in the past, but the current political state of the country has changed her mind.

"I was not interested but with how things are happening now I see a need to vote. I even saw that changing my pyjamas [to come here] would waste time," she joked.

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