Pictures: South Africa votes

South Africans voted in their first “Born Free” election and the fifth general election on Wednesday May 7. Early poll results suggest the ruling African National Congress will prevail, with 31% of votes counted, the ANC had 58.7% of the vote followed by the Democratic Alliance on 27.7%.

Here are some pictures from yesterday’s voting.

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Electoral officers erect a tent next to debris from protests that occurred the previous night in Bekkersdal, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Electoral officers erect a tent next to debris from protests that occurred the previous night in Bekkersdal, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Police  stand alert as voters queue to cast their votes at a polling station in Bekkersdal, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Police stand alert as voters queue to cast their votes at a polling station in Bekkersdal, Johannesburg, South Africa.
South Africans show off their ID books as they await to cast their vote in the first "Born Free" election in the country on May 7.
South Africans show off their ID books as they await to cast their vote in the first “Born Free” election in the country on May 7.
A queue of voters wait to cast their ballots as the country went to the polls in their 20th year of independence.
A queue of voters wait to cast their ballots as the country went to the polls in their 20th year of independence.
An elderly man arrives on crutches to cast his vote in South Africa's general election during a Special ballot in Alexandra Township on May 6.
An elderly man arrives on crutches to cast his vote in South Africa’s general election during a Special ballot in Alexandra Township on May 6.
A disabled voter comes out of her house with her ballot paper after voting in secrecy in the  comfort of her home during a special ballot in Alexandra Township on May 6.
A disabled voter comes out of her house with her ballot paper after voting in secrecy in the comfort of her home during a special ballot in Alexandra Township on May 6.
A resident of Bekkersdal casts her vote during the fifth general election in South Africa on May 7.
A resident of Bekkersdal casts her vote during the fifth general election in South Africa on May 7.
Winnie Mandela casts her vote at a polling station at Orlando West Secondary School, Soweto, Johannesburg.
Winnie Mandela casts her vote at a polling station at Orlando West Secondary School, Soweto, Johannesburg.
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5 Comments

  1. Morena..

    Kikkk coming out of her house?! That shack a house? The so called ‘houses’ are an eye soar

    Thobela

  2. Winnie zvaichiri simbi nhy imi!

  3. If she calls it her house, why would you have a problem with that? Its not as if you have been asked to stay there? Shacks are all over Africa, with the poverty we have. There is nothing new here. Is a pole and dagga hut, a house by the way?

  4. These shacks are all ova S.A,nothing surprising.

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