Incumbent President and leader of the African National Congress (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa, cast his vote at Hitekani Primary School in Chiawelo, Soweto, on Wednesday, as millions of other South African voters went to the polls as general elections kicked off.
«It's better the devil you know than the devil you don't know, you see? At least now they've got experience, they know their flops, they know... Еще what they did,» said prospective ANC voter, Mlamuli Dlamini, while queuing outside a voting station.
According to local media, polls indicate that the ruling ANC party will secure a majority with 55 percent of the vote, while opposition party Democratic Alliance (DA) is expected to come second with about 22 percent.
The ANC party, which led the South African struggle against apartheid 25 years ago, has been in power since the country's first election open to all races in 1994.