10 days before the long awaited election, South Africans will go to the polls for the 2019 Elections, our brothers and sisters abroad have already registered their votes. Saturday 27 April was the official day to visit the ballots for our overseas voters, and they all certainly made their presence felt.
Whether campaigning under the green, blue or red flag, major cities across the globe were turned into South African enclaves this weekend. With just under 30 000 foreign-based voters, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has confirmed that this democratic exercise is their most successful since 1994.
Those flying our flag on foreign soil did the nation proud on Saturday: But where did the support come from, and where are the most obscure locations our voters are based? Here’s the overseas voting day in pictures:
ANC voters made their mark all over the world, with citizens in the UK and Europe proudly giving the ruling party a boost from overseas. However, this group in Cuba made Havana a haven for Cyril Ramaphosa fans.
Meanwhile, Doha in Qatar has been listed as one of the most-frequented foreign missions for South African voters. Two ANC supporters stopped and posed for a photo before casting their all-important ballots.