Voters brave rain and queues to make their mark

By Yolande Du Preez

Far-south voters braved the unpredictable weather on Monday to cast their ballots. By midday, queues were shorter at Fish Hoek Primary School, pictured, and the civic centre. But there was more of a wait at the Phoenix Hall in Glencairn and the Simon’s Town town hall. In Ocean View, numbers dwindled throughout the day at Jupiter Primary School, Da Gama Park, and Marine Primary School, but queues lengthened nearer closing time. In Masiphumelele, voters streamed in throughout the day with large numbers arriving after sunset at the Kwa Nonzondelelo Methodist Church.
The queue at the civic centre was short at midday.
Voters in the Phoenix Hall in Glencairn.
Voters outside the town hall in Simon’s Town.
Voters at Marine Primary School in Ocean View.
Voters welcome the sun at at Da Gama Park voting station.
Scores of voters arrived at Jupiter Primary School in Ocean View shortly before 9pm.
There was a long queue of voters at the Kwa Nonzondelelo Methodist Church in Masiphumelele on Monday night.