Malema's grandma a hit with voters
ANCYL president Julius Malema's grandmother became an instant celebrity when she arrived with him to cast her vote in Seshego near Polokwane in Limpopo yesterday
Sarah Malema, 82, arrived with her firebrand grandson in a motorcade at about 10am at Mponegele Primary School in the township.
On disembarking from the luxury Mercedes Benz S350 in which she was seated with her grandson, the granny waved to the cheering crowd that was waiting for the youth league leader to cast his vote.
Other grannies greeted Malema's grandmother and wished her good luck during voting.
Malema's granny then entered the voting station, assisted by members of the public. She was then taken through the process by IEC officials.
Asked afterwards how she felt, granny Malema said she was "happy to have voted for the ANC, an organisation I love so much".
"I am happy to have voted yet again today (yesterday). I wish more and more people could come and vote for the organisation."
For his part Julius said it was important for people to come out in their numbers to vote "and defend the gains of democracy".
Malema said he would make sure that companies doing business on the day gave their employees a chance to go and vote.
"It is criminal for employers to deny their workers the right to go and cast their votes. This practice will never be tolerated," Malema said.