It has been a long
day of voting for South Africans across the country.
It has been a long day of voting for South Africans across the country.
The 2019 Elections got underway at 7am, with some people arriving at voting stations before sunrise to ensure they were at the front of the queue.
For most KwaZulu-Natal communities, voting stations opened on time and without
Citizens have been queuing at their local polling stations
to play their part in the country’s democracy.
Some people who spoke to Newswatch shared their views on the
importance of voting and why they believe every vote counts.
Whether it is a vote for change, improved services, jobs or
housing, those who got their fingers marked made their voices heard.
Police have confirmed at least six arrests in election day
The worst affected area was Bergville, where five arrests
Demonstrators barricaded the road and dug up part of its
surface to prevent IEC officials from reaching voting stations.
Affected venues had not opened by the afternoon, but
officials were confident that those who wanted to vote would be able to do so.
Meanwhile, results have not yet started coming through to
the Provincial Results Operations Centre in Durban. They are only expected to do so later tonight.
If you have not cast your ballot as yet, you have until 9pm.
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