Zululand voting goes from bad to wors:
Voting at the town hall in Eshowe in KwaZulu-Natal, turned into a meat-and-greet on Wednesday as residents lining up to vote in South Africa's 2011 municipal elections were met with competing political choruses -- and boerewors rolls.That's quite cheering considering that as little as ten years ago hundreds of people would be killed whenever the IFP and the ANC faced off in elections in Zululand.
With president Jacob Zuma due to pop in at the voting station on Wednesday afternoon the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) -- which runs the municipality -- was embroiled in a sing-off with supporters of their traditional opponents, the African National Congress (ANC).
Political songs were exchanged at high volume, with the IFP upping the ante of the outdoor-festival vibe by serving up mini boerewors rolls to punters from its own braai set-up.
Whether the size of the sausage matters to voters in Eshowe will only become evident once the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) starts tallying up the votes after the 7pm cut-off time this evening.