Elections 2024: Snaking queues of voters abroad made Ramaphosa ‘reminisce’ about 1994 elections


ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa.(ANC/Facebook)

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa.(ANC/Facebook)

Seeing the queues of South African voters waiting to vote on Saturday made President Cyril Ramaphosa “reminisce” about the 1994 general elections, which ushered in the country’s democracy.

Speaking on the sidelines of the second day of his campaign in KwaZulu-Natal, he told people in Sibusisiwe Community Hall in the ANC’s General Gizenga Mpanza region in Mandeni: “It’s really uplifting for our democracy that people are coming out in their thousands all over the world to go and vote in various places. They see that this is a crucial election and it’s heartening to see South Africans responding to the call we’ve made [to go] out and vote.”

More than 70 000 South Africans living abroad were expected to cast their votes on Saturday.

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