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LGE 2016: The local elections in pictures, part 2

By Daily Maverick Team 4 August 2016

By Daily Maverick Team.

Photo: The man apprehended for shooting a woman in the stomach 100m from a polling station Manenberg, Western Cape is loaded into the back of a police vehicle. The shooting was not believed to be election related, but caused quite a disturbance in the area. Photo credit: Shaun Swingler

Photo: Voters in the hotly contested Manenberg arrive early to cast their ballots on Wednesday. Photo credit: Shaun Swingler

Photo: IEC officials scan the IDs of voters in Manenberg on Wednesday morning.Photo credit: Shaun Swingler

Photo: Two Economic Freedom Fighters – campaigners for the party – pose for a photo outside a polling station in Hammanskraal, Gauteng. They joined the EFF because they were tired of the lack of jobs, basic services and education they say they’ve experienced under the ANC government, which they criticise as being worse than the apartheid state Photo credit: Diana Neille

Photo: A young woman casts her ballot at a voting station in Hammanskraal. Five wards in the area attracted the ire of health minister Aaron Motsoaledi early in the day on Wednesday, after they opened up to two hours late. Photo credit: Diana Neille

Photo: An IEC official waits for the next voter to hand a ballot to at a voting station in Hammanskraal, Gauteng. Photo credit: Diana Neille

Photo: One of several large and particularly strongly worded election posters in Soshanguve, Tshwane that read: “Defend the city, give no space to the enemy, vote ANC.” Photo credit: Diana Neille

Photo: DA Tshwane mayoral candidate Solly Msimanga queues to cast his ballot at Capital Park Primary School on Wednesday. The DA has campaigned particularly hard in the country’s executive capital, hoping to unseat the ruling ANC in what would be a major victory for the official opposition party. Photo credit: Diana Neille

Photo: The demographic make-up of the voter line at Capital Park Primary School was encouragingly rich in variety of age and race, as Tshwane residents queued patiently to make their mark on Wednesday. Photo credit: Diana Neille

Photo: The DA’s Mmusi Maimane and Solly Msimanga share a personal joke in the queue at Capital Park Primary School. The pair and the phalanx of press accompanying them caused quite a stir when they arrived at the voting station, stopping to shake hands with voters while insisting they weren’t there to campaign. Photo credit: Diana Neille

Photo: An elderly gentleman casts his vote at a temporary voting station in Soshanguve. The informal settlement was quiet and no irregularities were reported on voting day. Photo credit: Diana Neille

Photo: DA party leader and presidential hopeful Mmusi Maimane addresses the press outside a voter station in Tshwane, flanked by mayoral hopeful Solly Msimanga. The pair told the media the party had done everything it possibly could in the lead up to voting day; and that the choice to elect them was now in the hands of the public. Photo credit: Diana Neille

Photo: An unidentified ANC campaigner hands out free t-shirts to Soshanguve residents in the driveway of the Magistrate’s Court, where a voting station was set up. When police saw journalists taking pictures, he instructed the man to leave. Photo credit: Diana Neille

Main photo: Voters in the hotly contested Manenberg arrive early to cast their ballots on Wednesday. Photo credit: Shaun Swingler


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