Woman dies after casting ballot in Johannesburg

Woman dies after casting ballot in Johannesburg

A woman has passed away after voting in the south of Johannesburg.

Tape of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) demarcates the polling station in the gang-ridden area of Bonteheuwel, Cape Town, on May 8, 2019, during South African general elections. IEC generic

The 57-year-old voter cast her ballot at the Faith Mission Church in Evaton on Monday.

Authorities say she collapsed on the steps as she was exiting the church and died.

Her family and emergency services were immediately called.

"The candidates in this ward, whoever wins this ward, should remember that Patricia died for this, and it demonstrates that as a municipality,” said local mayor Gift Moerane.

“We owe it to our people because they are giving their lives."


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