Nkandla residents up at 03:00 to vote

2016-08-03 06:48

Nkandla - Roosters crowing signaled the beginning of a new day as IEC staff prepared to receive voters at the Ntolwane Primary School in Nkandla on Wednesday. 

Staff arrived around 4:00 to put up IEC signs and banners at the school where President Jacob Zuma was expected to vote in the 2016 local government elections. 

By 05:37, IEC staff in Ward 14, KwaNxamalala village were assembling the cardboard ballot boxes. 

By 05:45 , six voters had arrived at the school.

Gogo Ntombozi MaNtuli Nene woke up at 03:00 on Wednesday morning to vote for the ANC. She wanted to be one of the first people at the voting station. 

She left her house at 04:00, accompanied by her neighbour and best friend, Busisiwe Khanyile.

"We need RDP houses. Our children are hungry, we need jobs," Khanyile said. 

First in the queue and was Gwema Hlongwane, also from KwaNxamalala village.

"I wanted to be first in the line because I want to return home early," he said. 

The elderly man, who did not know how old he was, said he wanted an RDP house.

 


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