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Showing their political colours: The local elections in pictures

Voters on Wednesday cast their ballots in the hotly contested local government elections. GREG NICOLSON was on the ground in Tshwane and Johannesburg.

Photo: Early in the morning the ANC’s Tshwane ward 51 candidate Thabang Magodielo briefs members to be deployed to voting stations in Atteridgeville. (Greg Nicolson)

Photo: Former President Kgalema Motlanthe, flanked by his wife Gugu Mtshali, ANC Gauteng Secretary Hope Papo, and Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau, speak to the media at a voting station at the Killarney Country Club in Johannesburg. (Greg Nicolson)

Photo: An ANC supporter heads to a voting station in the early hours on Wednesday in Atteridgeville. (Greg Nicolson)

Photo: While waiting to vote in Atteridgeville’s ward 71, a voter rugs up against the cold. (Greg Nicolson)

Photo: DA supporters prepare their desk outside a voting station in central Tshwane on Wednesday. (Greg Nicolson)

Photo: Outside a highly contested ward in Tshwane, the Economic Freedom Fighters were in full force. (Greg Nicolson)

Photo: A voter in Tshwane celebrates after casting her ballot for the first time. (Greg Nicolson)

Photo: DA supporter Tebogo Maimkela was confident of victory in Tshwane as he stood on the campaign bus for Solly Msimanga, the DA’s candidate for mayor. (Greg Nicolson)

Photo: DA leader Mmusi Maimane spoke to the media with the party’s candidate for Tshwane mayor, Solly Msimanga, outside a voting station in Capital Park, Tshwane. (Greg Nicolson)

Photo: The ANC’s Johannesburg Regional chairman and current Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau visited the Killarney Country Club voting station on Wednesday as he vied for re-election. (Greg Nicolson)

Photo: Former President Kgalema Motlanthe shows his ID card to an IEC official ahead of voting in the municipal elections on Wednesday. He was joined by his wife Gugu Mtshali. (Greg Nicolson)

Main photo: Voters wait in line in Atteridgeville during the 2016 local government elections. (Greg Nicolson)