GALLERY: South Africans and political leaders at the polls

 People line up to cast their vote at Moses Kotane primary school in Braamfischerville. Picture: Tebogo Letsie
People line up to cast their vote at Moses Kotane primary school in Braamfischerville. Picture: Tebogo Letsie

South Africans and political leaders of contesting parties headed to the polls to cast their votes in the country's sixth democratic elections.

Here's what election day looked like across the country on Wednesday (May 8 2019).

DA leader Mmusi Maimane cast his vote at Presbeterian church in Dobsonville, Soweto. Picture: Tebogo Letsie
People line up to cast their vote at Moses Kotane Primary in Braamfischerville. Picture: Tebogo Letsie
IEC officials setting up signs near the Presbeterian church in Dobsonville. Picture: Tebogo Letsie
President Cyril Ramaphosa casts his vote at Hitekani Primary School, Chiawelo, Soweto. Picture: Tebogo Letsie
Voters make their mark at Hitekani Primary school during the sixth general elections. Picture: Tebogo Letsie
EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu after casting his vote at Moses Kotane Primary School in Braamfischer, Soweto. Picture: Tebogo Letsie
Former president Jacob Zuma voted in the country’s sixth general elections on Wednesday morning, at Ntolwane Primary School in Nkandla. Pictures: Rogan Ward/Reuters
EFF leader Julius Malema is pictured casting his vote at Mponegele Primary School in Seshego, Polokwane. Picture: Rosetta Msimango
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A woman carrying her baby votes at the Ratshikwekwete Secondary School in Vuwani, Limpopo. The election went ahead smoothly despite a call to boycott it. Picture: Lucas Ledwaba
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Excited first time voter Tlou Maboba (20) from Tladi Soweto says: "Voting means investing in your own future".
Hitekani
Kidnapped South African photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed’s mother, Shireen Mohamed, pleads for President Cyril Ramaphosa to assist with her son’s release at Hitekani Primary School in Soweto. Picture: Juniour Khumalo
Soweto
Legendary Blondie Makhene is accompanied by his beautiful grandchildren to cast his vote at Setlakalana Primary school in Tladi, Soweto. Picture: Ntombizodwa Makhoba

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