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Elections Live Blog (08/05) – The Daily Vox

Elections Live Blog (08/05) - The Daily Vox

Welcome to The Daily Vox elections stay weblog. We’re bringing you reside updates on what is occurring on the ground in places like Alexandra and Marlboro in Johannesburg, as well as Durban.

You may also comply with our reporters on Twitter: Shaazia Ebrahim, Fatima Moosa and Lizeka Maduna.

14:40 For some cause, President Ramaphosa has spent the afternoon calling individuals, together with some of his well-known pals…

14:40 ANC, EFF, and DA Social gathering agents on the Nokuthula Particular Faculty in Alexandra have praised the voting process which has progressed smoothly, with out incident. Each get together agent can also be sure that their celebration is going to win the election.

14:30 The cooperative governance and conventional affairs minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has issued a press release, principally begging the individuals of Vuwani, Limpopo, to vote. “We urge all stakeholders to continue working together to ensure that a lasting solution is found to address the demarcation challenges in Vuwani and surrounding areas. The INTER-MINISTERIAL COMMITTEE (IMC) will continue interacting and engaging on issues raised by stakeholders in Vuwani,” he stated.

There were protests in Vuwani as late as Monday night time, as residents continue to attempt to drive the federal government to reincorporate the village into the Makhado municipality.

14:15 Learn up on Fatima Moosa’s interview with a 33 yr previous voter, who says: “People in South Africa vote by emotion. You can’t blame them for it because everyday we go through things that remind us of the past.”

14:05 One can see the inclement climate creeping over Johannesburg, from The Daily Vox workplaces. In the meanwhile, it might go both method.

By Sipho Hlongwane

13:30 Dangerous news for Gauteng, it might appear wet weather is shifting in..

Afternoon satellite picture still displaying cloudy, cool and showery circumstances over elements of North West, Free Sate and Japanese Cape. Showers also presently shifting over the south western elements of Gauteng. Rainy #SAElections2019 day for Cape City. #eNCA pic.twitter.com/Whj0uaC1Yq

— eNCAWeather (@eNCAWeather) Might 8, 2019

13:06 Voting goes properly, the government stated. “Government welcomes the smooth start to the 2019 national and provincial elections. Millions of South Africans have already cast their vote, affirming that our democracy remains strong and vibrant. We are encouraged that apart from a few exceptions, voting stations around the country started on time, and issues are being addressed as they arise. The South African Police Service, supported by the South African National Defence Force and Metro Police Officers are deployed throughout the country. We commend them for their hard work and dedication,” a spokersperson stated in a press release.

13:00 What do two 18 yr previous, first time voters think of the entire thing? Shaazia Ebrahim came upon.

The voting queue outdoors a voting station in Kensington, Johannesburg. 08/05/2019. (By Fatima Moosa)

12:35 Former president Thabo Mbeki forged his vote in Killarney. No Soweto junket for him…

12:29 Virtually 700 individuals have confirmed up to vote on the Marlboro voting station thus far. The presiding officer says they’re anticipating hundreds extra. To date, the voting course of has been swift and with out incident.

12:17 Sinenhlanhla Hlongwa, 21, at DUT Metropolis Campus station says she is the primary time voter.” I am voting as a result of I consider it’s going to provide me a voice to have a say concerning the things occurring in the country.”

12:10 At the Sir Edmund Hillary station, the ANC and SRWP events have been represented outdoors. Ntokozi Jele from the SRWP stated they have been outdoors as a result of lots of people didn’t know the SRWP. “If we put the posters up, people will see Irvin Jim and then they will know us. We are fighting for people to get jobs,” she stated.  

12:09 Nompilo Zuma, 18, a first time voter voting at the Durban College of Know-how metropolis campus says she believes she ought to be voting for the higher of the country. “I’m not voting for change but improvement, if my vote matters there will be improvement that I want to see.”

12:08 Hlengiwe, 46, voting at the Sir Edmund Hillary voting station stated she is so excited about voting for the primary time. “I have been voting all these years but this time it’s so different. The kids are so supportive and we all went out as a family. [I am excited] because there are so many dynamics within the politics of South Africa. We are looking forward to seeing who is going to lead us into the future. People need to have their voice heard and the only way is through voting.”

Hlengiwe (46) introduced her whole family together with her to the voting station. (by Fatima Moosa)

11:58 Welile Khumalo, 18, first time voter voting at DUT Metropolis Campus station says she is voting as a result of during Apartheid black individuals weren’t allowed to vote, so now that everyone has a chance to vote they shouldn’t waste it. She says she hopes to see change inside the country’s politics whereby the youth are included in participation and have a say on the matter of the country. “We are the future and we are at the forefront of the politics so we deserve to be given a chance to lead. Especially within the ANC, I don’t feel like youth are given a chance to lead.”

11:45 A problem which is at present burning up the Democratic Get together in the USA, forward of the 2020 elections, is whether or not prisoners ought to vote. Senator Bernie Sanders acquired a number of criticism for saying the franchise shouldn’t be prolonged to prisoners. This can be a complete non-situation in South Africa…

11:30 President Cyril Ramaphosa is voting in Soweto.

The ANC’s stall outdoors a voting sales space in Johannesburg 08/05/2019. (By Fatima Moosa)

11:14 Economic Freedom Fighters president Julius Malema forged his vote in Seshego, Limpopo.

11:11 Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane makes an attempt another attraction to ANC die-hards…

11:05 Former president Jacob Zuma has been noticed, casting his vote with maKhumalo in Nkandla.

10:59 Charlotte Hlongwane, the presiding officer on the Sir Edmund Hillary Main Faculty voting station stated the method has been going easily. They’re expecting round 4,000 voters on the station.

10:48 First time voter Jobeka Mabaso (18) from Alexandra Township says it’s necessary for the youth to vote. “By you exercising your right to vote you will be able to make demands, like for example, with Fees Must Fall. It’s going to be kind of hard to say, ‘Fees should fall’ and ‘We demand free education’ knowing very well that you did not play your part in actually bettering your country. It’s important for the youth to vote. There’s more youth than elderly people so we will be the ones continuing the legacy. We need to start continuing the legacy by voting.”

First-time voter Jobeka Mabaso: “By you exercising your proper to vote you will be able to make calls for, like for instance, with #FeesMustFall. It’s arduous to say, ‘We demand free education’ understanding that you simply didn’t play your half in truly bettering your nation. #SAElections2019 pic.twitter.com/e5E0Qvf7qx

— #SansaHive? (@shaaziaebrahim) Might 8, 2019

10:30 When you haven’t seen it yet, right here’s an epic thread of all of the political get together profiles we did within the run-as much as these elections.

10:00 We’re reporting that Abahlali baseMjondolo, the shackdwellers motion in KwaZulu Natal, which can also be affiliated with landless and unemployed individuals’s movements, has endorsed the Socialist Revolutionary Staff Celebration, the political wing of the Nationwide Union of Metalworkers of South Africa.

9:37 DUT Steve Biko Campus voting station underneath ward 28 is a bit quiet however a first time voter has been noticed. Presiding says about 3836 voters are expected at the station at this time.

9:34 Most voters at Doug Whitehead say the method was quick they usually didn’t even should queue. Loads of the voters have voted in each election since 1994.

“I have voted ever since Mandela went to jail and came out. I started to vote when Mandela came out of jail. I vote because Mandela was the one who was fighting for the world so I have to vote for the ANC. I don’t want to vote for any other party. I only want to vote ANC and Mandela. All of those parties only want money. I believe in the ANC because they are fighting for the world and all the people. Wherever I want to go the world is open. They made the door to be open. People are free. These new parties just want to do this and do that. But they didn’t fight nothing.” 89-year previous man – born in 1931

Amelia Marie: “It is important to vote for your own well-being. Even if your party is not the winning party, you need a strong opposition to keep the winning party in order. Those who lost faith, it’s important to vote because iF you don’t it might go worst.” #SAElections2019 pic.twitter.com/6fWhsoBnxV

— we’re going to Madrid (@fatimamoosa17) Might eight, 2019

9:30 Voting on the Doug Whitehead Faculty in Kensington could be very nearly no strains. Solely the ANC is present on the station. An ANC get together representative informed The Daily Vox they let voters know if they are on the voters roll. Additionally they inform voters about checking that the poll paper has been stamped or not.

9:20. Alexandra Township. The previous Nokuthula Special Faculty in Alexandra has been converted into a voting station. The queues listed here are much longer with most with a lot of the Alexandra residents voting right here. There are considerations with this venue as a voting station because it has no electrical energy. Eskom has been notified and will probably be bringing a generator earlier than night time falls. As it stands, the venue is dark and gloomy.

9:00. Marlboro Gardens and Alex. There’s a stronger  police presence in Alexandra township to make sure incident-free voting.

Featured picture by Shaazia Ebrahim