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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

My duty is done!

I’ve done my duty and have blue indelible ink on my left thumbnail, and a stamped ID book to prove that I have voted today.

I only wish I had done so earlier at 07h00 AM. The process was quick and easy, but the long 3-hour wait in a queue shuffling along at a snails pace wasn’t pleasant. The mood was dull and many people dropped out of line with intentions to come back later in the evening. A truck decorated with ANC posters and communist slogans was continually circling the block. The stranger standing in front of me wasn’t very talkative. The only time he spoke was when the ANC truck passed us by: --- “Daar gaan die donners weer!” (There go the bastards again).

Now all we can do is wait for the final results, and hope that these Marxist Communists do not get a two-thirds majority in these elections.

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ANC have continued to campaign at polling stations, riding around in ANC branded vehicles, they also set up a table decorated with ANC posters and hung more posters on the fences less than 30 meters away from the booths where I voted today. I believe no written or verbal campaigning may take place within 30 meters or forty-eight hours before the elections. The ANC remains defiant, I won't be suprised if the ANC is preparing for the biggest & most blatant election rigging in South African history?

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What really irks me is the disregard of the ruling party on any rules, such as the complete disregard of the Electoral Act 73 of 1998:

Paragraph 108 states: On voting day no person may engage in any political activity other than casting a vote

While I am pretty certain that the ANC made sure that they are outside of the boundary of the voting station, they still put up their displays and posters a mere 5 metres away from the entrance of the voting station (and in plain view of the voters) - not playing nice on free and fair election day, are we?

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