Former president Jacob Zuma cast his vote today in Nkandla, and says he is pleased at the progress South Africa has made leading up to the elections. Zuma says that the attitude towards the event highlights that it is not a war, but a democracy.
A flu-ridden Jacob Zuma, accompanied by three of his wives, cast his vote this morning in Nkandla.
The former president said that he was pleased with South Africa's attitude towards today's elections, explaining that the process was not a war, but simply democracy.
The ANC figurehead was happy to have the privilege of making his mark, commenting that:
"I am very happy that I've cast my vote in my station and I am confident that things will go the way everybody expects them to go, big parties will be in front, small ones will follow as it has been always. It's a question of what is the distance between them."
Zuma highlighted the importance of considering who you support with your vote, encouraging citizens to stand behind parties that will back up promises made during campaigning with actual results:
"The vote is very important because you must put your vote where you know there will be something happening, benefits as well as the improvement of the country, not just because people are shouting better slogans but which party says it will deliver a better South Africa better than others."
The politician said that today's election has been described as one of the 'most important days in the history of our democracy, with numerous parties competing for their seat at the table.
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