South Africans living abroad will cast their votes on Saturday. The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) says South Africans residing in New Zealand will be the first to mark their ballot papers.
Its 11 days until people head to the polls in South Africa. IEC’s chief electoral officer, Sy Mamabolo, explains.
“Twenty nine thousand of them have indicated their wish to vote abroad. All nations have confirmed their readiness – all logistics and ballot papers have been received. Auckland in New Zealand is the first station where voting will happen tomorrow (Saturday). The most registered people are in London, they will be voting at the mission there. London has 9000 odd people and Dubai with 1500 and then the Netherlands at 1300.”