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Voting for a better future

There were no reports of disturbances at any of the local voting stations.

Kwa-Thema – The atmosphere was thick with hope and hesitance this morning as residents took to the polls at Laban Mothlabi Comprehensive School.

“I am voting for a better future for myself. I want to live in a better South Africa,” said 19-year-old Junior Kunene, a first-time voter.

He was one of the many young people who braved the chilly weather to cast their vote. Seventy-two-year-old Morena Simelane said he has voted in every democratic election thus far.

“We have to vote because it is our responsibility. No matter how bad things get, I will come to vote,” he added.
Pensioner Patrica Moloi also exercised her democratic right.

She said that the youth have a lot to learn from their elders, and they should take in the lessons while there is still time.

“We are old and wrinkled, but our brains still work. We know so much more than young people will ever realise,” she added.

Some residents were concerned about the recent electricity blackout which continued on election day.

Sections of Kwatsaduza have been without electricity. Some of the incidents were said to be due to cable theft.

This after weeks of no load-shedding in the country. There were no reports of disturbances at any of the local voting stations.


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