2019 South African general election: Analysis and News

Mangosuthu Buthelezi in sombre mood, first time voting without his wife - report

South Africans are out in their numbers to elect the sixth democratic government.

Eyewitness reporter is in different provinces monitoring the voter turnout and if there are any disturbances in the voting stations.

Speaking to Clement Manyathela, Kaylynn Palm says in Khayelitsha, Eastern Cape, people started queuing before 7am.

People are out in their numbers.

Kaylynn Palm, Reporter- Eyewitness News

In Westbury, Gauteng, Ayanda Nyathi reports that things are running smoothly.

We have been able to speak to a number of community members who have shared their hopes about what they think these elections will bring come post these elections.

Ayanda Nyathi, Reporter - Eyewitness News

In KwaZulu-Natal, Nthakoana Ngatane says there have been no disturbances in the highly contested province.

The ANC and the IFP have been exchanging hands in terms of governance in the province. IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthulezi says this is a sombre mood because this is the first time he is voting without his wife.

Nthakoana Ngatane, Reporter - Eyewitness News

Whilst in Marikana, North-West, there are no protests or incidents, according to Carien du Plessis.

There is vibrance in a way and lots of people coming out to vote and others not voting.

Carien du Plessis, Correspondent - Eyewitness News

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