Amputee determined to vote is pushed in wheelchair to voting station

Amputee determined to vote is pushed in wheelchair to voting station

A 71-year-old amputee has gone the extra mile and asked to be pushed in her wheelchair so she can go cast her vote today.

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Nothuthuzelo Xabendlini, who lives in Gamalakhe township in Port Shepstone, was meant to vote at home but her name was not on the list of special voters.

She was not deterred, however, and made the journey to her nearest voting station. She said she was determined to use her right to vote and asked a family member and a neighbour to transport her to the IEC station at Gamalakhe Library.

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Amputee, 71, determined to vote, pushed in wheelchair to voting station

Source: IOL
Source: UGC

She voted at around 8:45am. She told IOL that she started voting in 1994 and has never missed an election.

"We fought hard for this right and my vote is important to vote for the party I want to govern us."

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Xabendlini, whose left leg was amputated, has noted with concern the growing number of youth who do not want to vote. She said that she votes to see her community develop.

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