I will use DA shirt only as pajama top, says ANC supporter

2016-08-03 14:06

Cape Town - Masiphumelele residents scuffled to get their hands on ANC T-shirts at the entrance to the township on Wednesday afternoon.

Around 30 women, some carrying ANC posters, got agitated as some people skipped the queue and the last shirt was snatched up.

A young woman, who took the last one, was already wearing an ANC vest she had borrowed from someone at the voting station a few hundred metres away.

A man spotted a blue DA shirt in the plastic packet she was carrying and started shouting. "You must throw this away," he said, as he tried to grab it from her.

A few others pulled him back. The women, who declined to give her name, explained to him she had taken the DA shirt purely to use as a pajama top. She then put her ANC shirt on and walked off with the group.

Earlier, a Glencairn petrol station attendant who identified himself only as Eric, 39, said he was only going to vote after his shift ended at 6pm - and he knew exactly who he was going to vote for.

The DA will give him a better life, he believed. "You see, this year you shop at Pep. Next year, you can't shop at Pep again. You must shop at Markhams!" he said, of his aspirations for a better life.

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