'This is very important' - Dunoon voter

2016-08-03 06:44

Cape Town - People hurried in two directions in Dunoon, Cape Town, along dark, wet roads while officials prepared to open voting stations at 07:00 on Wednesday.

People either rushed to the busy bus and taxi terminal to get to work, or to the voting station. Unemployment levels are high in the area, so for many it was not a day of voting and then rest.

Mzondeleli Ngoshe and Victor Saula struck up a quick friendship as they stood at the front of the queue.

"This is very important," said Ngoshe.

Saula said he came early to get it done so that he could enjoy the rest of the day.

A councillor's house was burnt down and several protests over land were held in the suburb, which consists mostly of shacks. EFF leader Julius Malema included Dunoon on his campaign trail. He deplored the residents' living conditions. 

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