April 22, 2009

South Africa votes in general election

Per BBC, South Africans have begun casting ballots in what is expected to the be the "most competitive general election since the end of the apartheid in 1994." The results will determine how much ruling power the ANC will have with Jacob Zuma at the top of the ticket and an attempt to retain a majority of seats in parliament, according to the article.

Those following the South Africa election on Twitter are using #saelections in their tweets. The hashtag trended all the way up to No. 2 on Twitter.

Twitterers in Johannesburg are reporting long lines at polling places.

  1. Expensive Mistakes
    ExMi (Johannesburg, South Africa) I think next elections should do drive-thru voting. #saelections
  2. Lionel du Plessis
    Lioneldp (Johannesburg, South Africa) The meze queue is very popular at the Saheti station #saelections http://twitpic.com/3rdo5
  3. Reuben Goldberg
    RubyGold (Johannesburg, South Africa) Been here an hour nother to go q has slowed rather #saelections
  4. Sam
    theclam (Johannesburg, South Africa) South Africans are an enterprising lot. Coffee muffins etc for sale in the lines... I can smell some boerie cooking.. #saelections
  5. mdegale
    mdegale (Johannesburg, South Africa) voting at houghton school. lots of cars, fairly long queue #saelections #fb
  6. Cat Hellisen
    hellioncat (Johannesburg, South Africa) @magependragon ah yeah, we got there 7:30, got out at 10:20, voting station was primrose, germiston. #saelections

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