Moses Ngcobo was the first voter to arrive at his voting station in Port Shepstone. He has been voting since the first democratic elections in South Africa and says that voter abstinence is not the answer.
The 75-year-old woke up bright and early to be the first in line at the Sethembinkosi Primary School in Gamalakhe township.
Speaking to IOL, he said that those who refuse to vote are not doing the country any justice. He added that even though one may have complaints, one still has to vote.
South Africa has seen a decline in voter participation since the first democratic elections held in 1994. According to BusinessTech, the voter turnout in the 2016 local government elections was a dismal 58%, raising some concerns.
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