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"I voted!" – South African residents living abroad share their experience of voting abroad



More than 29,000 South Africans who had registered to vote came to various embassies and consulates to vote in the sixth national election.

South African residents living abroad vote in the 2019 general election on April 27, 2019 in Trafalgar Square, London. Picture: delivered.

JOHANNESBURG – South Africans living abroad went to the polls on Saturday, the Day of Freedom, and they shared moments from the queue to the finger.

Several hashtags like #FreedomDay, #MyFreedomDay, # Democracy25 and more to social media.

The South African Election Commission extended the voting hours in four South African missions abroad.

More than 29,000 South Africans who had registered to vote came to various embassies and consulates to vote in the sixth national election.

Alan and Sharon Hughes of Port Elizabeth voted in Singapore. They said the employees were friendly and the process was perfect.

Email sent to Eyewitness NewsHughes said, "Everyone had a great mood to be with their South African counterparts."

Manny Bee said she voted with her friends in London at Trafalgar Square.

"We arrived in a rather short but fast growing, proud South African line at.

Bee also mentioned that it was a cold and windy morning.

At the same time, people shared their voting experience on Twitter.

(Edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)


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