Archbishop Desmond Tutu has voted in his sixth democratic South African election. The Nobel Peace Prize winner cast his special vote at his home in Cape Town yesterday.
Tutu and his wife, Leah, are a part of an estimated 770 000 special voters who voted yesterday and will continue to vote today. The rest will make their mark on the ballot tomorrow in the national and provincial elections.
Tutu, who now lives in a Hermanus retirement home, has taken to the quiet life. He only goes to his Milnerton home on special occasions.
After casting his vote, the 87-year-old thanked everyone in attendance.
According to Allan Du Plooy, IEC area manager, Tutu and his wife were supposed to cast their votes at a nearby school before the IEC decided to go to them.
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