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Zuma, 101-year-old gogo patiently wait their turn to vote in Nkandla

2016-08-03 11:44
Jacob Zuma and 101-year-old gogo Sizeni Mbambo
Jacob Zuma and 101-year-old gogo Sizeni Mbambo queue outside the Ntolwane Primary School voting station in Nkandla. (Amanda Khoza/News24)

Nkandla – President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday ditched his status as head of state and became an ordinary citizen at the Ntolwane Primary School voting station in Nkandla.

Zuma arrived to loud cheers as he got out of the vehicle, accompanied by three of his wives – Tobeka Madiba Zuma, MaKhumalo and MaNgema – and a daughter.

When Zuma arrived, his ID was checked before he proceeded to the next queue where he met with 101-year-old gogo Sizeni Mbambo.

The elderly woman was elated when she saw Zuma. "I came here to see him," she said, ululating.

Zuma said he was happy to see that the woman, despite her age, still came out to vote.

The president happily waited his turn in line, chatting away with the other voters anxious to make their mark.

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