Elderly honour Malema's grandmother with their votes

Melita Sekwaila (84) and Caroline Lebogo (71) are sad to cast their vote without Sara Malema grandmother to EFF leader Julius Malema.
Melita Sekwaila (84) and Caroline Lebogo (71) are sad to cast their vote without Sara Malema grandmother to EFF leader Julius Malema.
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Some of the elderly women who cast their vote on Monday morning in Seshego, Limpopo, have expressed sadness as they went to the polls for the first time without EFF leader Julius Malema's grandmother who died two years ago.

Koko Sarah Malema cast her vote at Mponegele primary school where the EFF leader is expected to cast his. 

Maria Phasha, 82, said: "She was our pillar of strength through her teachings and though today she is not here we are sad about that. But she should know we will never abandon our son Julius and we will continue to vote for him," she said.

Phasha added her vote is her power to make sure that EFF wins the elections so that her grandchildren can get better services from government.

Another voter Melita Skweyiya, 84, said her vote was not a secret and for the past year since the born of EFF she never changed her vote to other parties.

"Its Koko Sarah who brought us elderly women to the EFF and we will continue to honour her. I arrived here at 7am and the voting process is very fast," she said.

Skweyiya said her vote is important because she wants to make sure that EFF retains the ward 13.

Caroline Lebogo, 71,  said she arrived at 6am.

"I always come with other women every time we vote because our votes are not secret. We know Zone 1 belongs to Malema hence we heeded his call to go and vote for him," she said.

EFF and ANC have placed tents outside the voting station.

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