President Cyril Ramaphosa and the first lady Tshepo Motsepe were booed today as they cast their vote at Hitekani Primary School voting station in Chiawelo, Soweto.
Soweto residents most of whom were wearing EFF and ActionSA T-shirts, booed the President and his wife when his motorcade arrived outside Hitekani primary school.
In the viral video, protestors can be heard chanting “African National Criminals”, while others were chanting “… don’t vote for criminals”.
Protestors accused Ramaphosa of failing his own hometown stating that there was no electricity or water in Chiawelo and that most of the roads are in bad condition.
Speaking shortly after voting, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the ANC was aware of the problems that residents had expressed. He promised that he and the party were going to attend to their concerns with the necessary speed.
Meanwhile, hundreds of Soweto residents are reported to have boycotted voting today. The protestors who were gathered at the Library Gardens, in Johannesburg CBD stated that they won’t vote until the ANC addresses them regarding housing issues.
Hundreds of Soweto residents have gathered at the Library Gardens, in Johannesburg CBD. They say they won’t vote until the ANC addresses them regarding housing issues. My colleague @Chriseldalewis is covering the story for the #SABCNews #LGE2021 #SADecides2021 pic.twitter.com/MbgmcVTI8e
— Maageketla (@MaageMohlabe) November 1, 2021
Meanwhile, embattled former President Jacob Zuma also cast his ballot in his hometown at the Ntolwane Primary School Voting station at Nkandla in northern KwaZulu Natal.
Jacob Zuma who is proudly ANC did not shy away from revealing that he voted for ANC.
Speaking after he cast his vote, Jacob Zuma said;
“I’m happy, I voted, there was no problem. I’m very happy, (what did you vote for?) My vote is no secret, I vote for the ANC. I would encourage everyone to go out there and vote. voting is very important. People should not be phased by those politicking and fighting for power and positions,” says Zuma.